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Blog: Impulsar el comercio para aliviar las presiones provocadas por el conflicto entre Rusia y Ucrania

Vanessa Alviarez y Arturo Galindo
May 18, 2022

Cuando estalló la guerra entre Rusia y Ucrania a finales de febrero, los empresarios y los gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe se preocuparon ante la posibilidad de que las interrupciones de la guerra causaran un daño significativo al comercio de la región. Pero lo que ahora parece claro es que, en lugar de verse enormemente afectada, la región tiene una gran oportunidad para aliviar los cuellos de botella en las cadenas de suministros globales y mitigar los impactos de la guerra en los mercados en los que Rusia y Ucrania son actores importantes.


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New entries as of May 17, 2022


Blog: Part-time work during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sergei Suarez Dillon Soares (ILO)
May 16, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has reaped lives and devastated livelihoods. Billions of people worldwide have been economically affected in some way—although the consequences have not been the same for all. Part-time work is often (but not always) associated with lower job security than full-time employment. If part-time workers are defined as those working less than 35 hours per week, then their situation did not change much: part-time workers comprised 18.4 per cent of employment in the first quarter of 2020, just before the pandemic hit, and by the end of 2020 this share had risen to 18.6 per cent — essentially no change.


Blog: Niñas, niños y adolescentes en movimiento: dimensión y respuesta pública desde la protección social - Un análisis de la migración venezolana en países de América Latina y el Caribe

Lucas Sato
May 13, 2022

El número de venezolanos que huyen de la crisis económica, política y social del país ha crecido rápidamente en los últimos años. Desde finales de 2018 hasta febrero de 2021, 2.8 millones de venezolanos huyeron del país, alcanzando un total de 5.4 millones de desplazados. Casi el 80 por ciento de ellos emigraron a otros países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), en particular a Colombia, Perú, Chile, Ecuador y Brasil en América del Sur; Panamá en América Central; y Trinidad y Tobago en el Caribe.


Blog: AI Procurement in a Box: Lessons in best practice from Brazil

Clara Clemente Langevin, Rafael Fassio and Julien Marc Hannigan Pigot (Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution)
May 11, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can transform the deployment of government operations by expanding services, improving efficiency, and implementing cost-reduction improvements. However, the inherent risks of using these technologies can be challenging to predict, especially in governmental entities that do not yet have adequate institutional capacities to implement AI systems.


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New entries as of May 10, 2022


Blog: Droughts could increase migration by at least 200%, says new study

Gregory Filiano (Stony Brook University)
May 6, 2022

A new study analyzes potential drought-induced human migration around the world for the rest of the 21st century. Overall, projections show there will be a massive increase in drought-induced migration in the coming years - 200% more based on the optimistic climate projections. And if world leaders fail to cooperate on climate change mitigation measures, it could be as high as 500% more. Human migration due to droughts will increase by at least 200% as we move through the 21st century, research indicates.

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