The “nini” youth of Latin America: Out of school, out of work, and ...
There is too little progress: One in five youth aged 15–24 in Latin America is out-of-school and not working. While the share of youth who are ninis has declined gradually since 1992, it hasn’t fallen fast enough to offset the growth in population. As a result, the number of ninis in the region has grown by two million to 20 million.
March 2021 global poverty update from the World Bank
In contrast, spurred by the conflicts in Yemen and Syria, the Middle East and North Africa region has seen a sharp reversal, with the poverty rate increasing from around 2.1% in 2013 to 4.3% in 2015 and 7% in 2018. In Latin America, poverty has largely stagnated, remaining at around 3.7% between 2015 and 2019.
How Latin America’s housing policies are changing the lives of urban ...
Latin American cities are looking for new ways to redesign existing urban areas and finance it—encouraged perhaps by the sluggish macroeconomic environment. For example, to renew its underutilized downtown areas, Medellin is piloting “tax-increment financing” (a model to capture increases in land values, albeit with a rather unfriendly name).
Poverty and exclusion among Indigenous Peoples: The global evidence
By compiling national survey data from ten countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, the study is able to assess poverty rates and trends for about 80% of the world’s Indigenous population. We cast a wide net by including all peoples - data allowing - who satisfy any definition of being indigenous, as set forth by a government ...
Updated estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty: Turning ...
In 2021, we project global poverty to decrease by about 21 million people compared with 2020. This represents exactly the same decline we had expected would occur in 2021 before the pandemic hit.
What are trade blocs and how do two of Latin America’s largest compare?
The Pacific Alliance is a Latin American trade bloc formed in 2011 among Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Together the four countries have a combined population of about 221.3 million and GDP of $2.1 trillion. The Southern Common Market (Mercosur) created in 1991, includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Labour Regulation and Job Creation in India - World Bank Blogs
One such provision in Industrial Disputes Act (IDA) 1947 is, “any enterprise employing 100 or more employees needs prior permission from the government to lay-off or closing the enterprise”. Another example is Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 which restricts enterprises to employ causal workers in the core business ...
What does South Asia eat? It’s time for interventions to encourage ...
The minimum cost of a healthy diet ranges from $1.60 per person per day in Bangladesh to $2.90 in Sri Lanka . This cost is out of reach for about half of Bangladeshi households and 3 out of 5 Sri Lankan households. Vegetables, fruits, and dairy are particularly expensive.
Cable cars: An economically viable public transport system in #AmLat ...
As in Medellín and Mexico City, the cable car connects directly to the city's mass transit system (Transmilenio). In Santiago, Chile, the Parque Metropolitano cable car has shown positive results. Inaugurated in 1980, it ceased operations in 2009 due to certain mechanical failures. The service was put back into operation in 2016 through a ...
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