Latin America and the Caribbean: what does their COVID recovery look like?

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean recovered briskly in the second half of 2020. Image: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Alejandro Werner

Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund

Takuji Komatsuzaki

Senior economist, Regional Studies Division of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department

Carlo Pizzinelli

Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF


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Low-skilled women suffered worst job losses. Image: National authorities; IMF
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Latin America and Caribbean children missed more school than anyone else. Image: UNESCO; IMF Staff Calculations
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This is how student's future earnings could be affected. Image: International Monetary Fund

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