Risks and hazards are particularly relevant in El Salvador, one of the most risk-exposed countries in the world. Extreme climatic events, such as earthquakes or floods, make the country especially…

Monica Robayo-Abril, Britta Rude, Hugo Ñopo |

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 |

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 |

El Salvador has made outstanding progress in eradicating poverty in recent years. While this achievement is no doubt praiseworthy, we can never lose sight of the fact that the country still faces…

Carine Clert, Hugo Ñopo |

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 |

There is no substitute for an effective teacher. That's why their professional development is critical; they make a huge difference in the learning outcomes of their students.

David Evans |

In 2020, 48.7% of the 16.2 million emigrants from Central America and Mexico were women. The migration phenomenon in Central America particularly affects women and girls, who face challenges at…

Michel Kerf, Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Ana I. Aguilera, Erika Padron, Carlos Xavier Muñoz Burgos |