Facing the biggest education crisis in a century, commitments to improve must become a reality urgently if children are to gain the future they deserve in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

Despite being Central America’s largest economy, Guatemala performs poorly in the areas of road connectivity and road quality and ranks 134th out of 141 countries in road connectivity (i). In…

Marco Scuriatti, Fernando Paredes Solorzano |

Following the regional trend, migration flows from the North of Central America -El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua-, have also intensified in the past ten years. Around 3.8 million…

Carolina Mejia-Mantilla, Stephanie González Rubio |

The European Union has introduced a new legislation to prevent imports of commodities contributing to deforestation. One of the commodities affected is coffee, a key export of Central American…

Hira Channa, Viviana Perego, Ekaterina Krivonos, Tom Chalmers |

The report "Towards Better Labor Migration Systems in Northern Central America" assesses whether the countries of the region have the fundamental elements of an effective labor migration…

Claudia Rodríguez Alas, Aylin Isik Dikmelik, Luz Stella Rodriguez-Novoa |

The new PISA results provide a glance at what adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean know and can do in mathematics, reading, and science, as well as additional information about school…

Jaime Saavedra, Ferdinando Regalia |

Guatemala has enormous potential to generate growth and prosperity for its entire population. Treading this path towards a promising future will require a clear strategy, collective commitment and…

Marco Scuriatti |

Restrictions on mobility and crowds were implemented in Guatemala to contain the COVID-19 virus. The Ministry of Education used this index to determine whether schools could offer face-to-face,…

Andrés Ham González, Emmanuel Jose Vazquez, Monica Yanez Pagans |

An exercise in Central America included a financial response simulation conducted by the World Bank Disaster Risk Management team. This reflects the increasing importance that countries in the…

Rolando Durán Vargas, Francisco Javier Jeria León |

Despite progress toward more comprehensive SPL systems, many Central Americans had limited pre-pandemic access to vital programs to help them cope with crises, find jobs, invest in the health and…

Aylin Isik Dikmelik, Ana Sofia Martinez Cordova |