Inclusion in Times of Covid-19

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Aug 2020
Nuguer, Victoria; Powell, Andrew
Over the past two decades, Latin America and the Caribbean made strides in boosting income levels and inclusion while reducing poverty. However, growth declined in recent years, thwarting the aspirations of a growing middle class and leading to widespread protests across the region. The Covid-19 pandemic has now undone a significant amount of the progress made and is threatening to plunge the region into even greater disparities. This volume argues that it is now even more pressing to find policy sweet spots that promote economic activity and boost opportunities for the poor through financial, fiscal, and monetary policy, as well as by addressing issues of regional inequality, trust, and climate change.