The pandemic has cruelly exposed the vulnerability of our societies. The troubling levels of inequality have ensured the coronavirus has hit hard even the most prosperous countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Informal workers, who represent 49 percent of employment, have been severely affected by lockdowns and social distancing measures, which have limited or temporarily halted their livelihoods. The region’s deficits in terms of decent jobs and social protection make it acutely vulnerable to this situation.
The report shares timely lessons to help guide a post-coronavirus recovery that prioritizes the creation of decent jobs and a more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient future. This can be a path to creating a better world for workers and enterprises while also tackling the climate crisis.