How Latin America Can Tackle Its Post-COVID Priorities

Publicado na Americas Quarterly

On multiple fronts, data-driven policymaking has informed and improved Latin America’s response to COVID-19 – from information about the availability of hospital beds and ventilators to economic measurements to help direct relief packages for businesses and workers.

Once the immediate crisis subsides, this same approach – a reliance on data and technical expertise to set priorities and address urgent issues – should be applied to persistent challenges facing the region. With the region’s economies set to shrink by up by 9.1% this year, according to the ECLAC, there is simply no more room for inefficient policymaking.

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