For people in the developed world, a mortgage is a step toward owning a home. In developing countries, that dream is often elusive—especially for women.

Georgina Baker |

With the support from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Municipality of Panama carried out a strategic flood risk assessment of the Tocumen…

Haris Sanahuja, Juliana Castaño-Isaza, Carolina Rogelis, Alessandra Treuherz |

Only a few months ago, mentioning the words discrimination and racism was taboo in many topics of the public agenda.

Seynabou Sakho |

Have you ever invited representatives from different sectors to imagine their dream city? There is an urban planning exercise that is just for that, and it is showcased by the experience of the…

Haris Sanahuja, Alessandra Treuherz |

According to a Pan American Health Organization assessment, nearly seven out of 10 hospitals in Latin America and the Caribbean are in areas vulnerable to natural hazards.

Mirtha Escobar, Joaquin Toro, Jack Campbell |

Central America’s diverse population includes more than 60 groups of Indigenous Peoples, whose systems of cultural, economic, political, and social organization have developed over centuries.

Carolina Hoyos, Ramiro Batzin, Margaret Arnold |

Caribbean nations offer valuable lessons on how to mitigate the effects of shocks, like natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, through more resilient public financial management (PFM)…

Tracey Marie Lane, Ruxandra Burdescu, Leah April |

Eliminating learning poverty in Panama should be a priority and policy actions should be aligned with this urgency. Although the magnitude of the challenge is large, addressing it is possible.

Rita Almeida, Maria Jose Vargas, Monica Yanez-Pagans |

It is hard to believe that only 70 years ago, in most Latin American countries, women could not vote. Or even more recently, women’s access to land under agrarian reforms depended on factors .…

Reina Zavala, Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta |