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Macro Poverty Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean

Country-by-country analysis and projections for the developing world


The Macro Poverty Outlook (MPO) analyzes macroeconomic and poverty developments in 27 developing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report is released twice annually for the Spring and Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund. The MPO consists of individual country notes that provide an overview of recent developments, forecasts of major macroeconomic variables and poverty during 2020-2022, and a discussion of critical challenges for economic growth, macroeconomic stability, and poverty reduction moving forward.


Due to the extraordinary economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the economic forecasts contained in the Macro Poverty Outlooks released in April have been updated. These updated forecasts were released in the Global Economic Prospects publication on June 8th.

Forecast data have been updated to reflect these new forecasts, and therefore differs, in some cases substantially, from the data in the original MPO write-ups. Revised summary forecast tables are linked below, while the data on the data dashboard below has been updated to reflect these new forecasts.

Data Dashboard

The interactive dashboard allows data from the revised MPO forecasts to be visualized, compared across countries, and downloaded.