How to Stop COVID-19 From Destroying Latin America’s University Dreams

By Sergio Fajardo, Gonzalo Hernández, José Toro, Jaime Parra, Felipe Gil, Víctor Saavedra

Investing in the most vulnerable students now can ensure their ability to rebuild the region's economies after the pandemic.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on fighting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic See all 5 Big Ideas for recovery here: Guarantee Income | A New Trade Push | Universal Health CareNot Just GDP | Keep Kids in School BOGOTÁ – Despite the crisis, or maybe pushed by it, we have the opportunity to help our young people realize their full potential — by doing what it takes to keep them in school Youth unemployment was already plaguing Latin America before the pandemic hit The share of youth not in education, employment or training across the region was over 20%...

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