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The monetary poverty rate increased from 27.5% in 2022 to 29.0% in 2023 (BBVA Research estimate published in March of this year: 29.1%), moving further away from the pre-pandemic level (the lowest in 16 years) and returning to a record similar to that of 2010-2011.

Peru's poverty data for 2023 showed a significant setback. This evolution reveals the need to relaunch the policies and reforms that accelerated growth between 2004 and 2019.

Poverty was reduced in Colombia last year. In 2023, 338 thousand people were lifted out of multidimensional poverty, bringing poverty from 12.9% of the population in 2022 to 12.1% in 2023. And it was reduced mainly in the countryside. Informali…

Care work has a significant impact on women's approach to work. Promoting between family members a balance in the time spent on care and unpaid work would make it possible to increase women's labor participation, their income and their individ…

In 2022, poverty was 36.6% of the population, compared to 39.7% in 2021. With this, 1.3 million people were lifted out of poverty in Colombia between 2021 and 2022. Economic growth was the main factor that reduced poverty, an effect that was pa…

On August 10, Coneval published the official measurement of poverty in Mexico, which contemplates the components of social rights together with that of income, and found that in 2022 there were 46.8 million people in a situation of poverty (36.3% of the population) and 9.1 million in extreme poverty (7.1%).

In this press article, a proxy for possession of financial products is presented between people with some degree of poverty vs. those with labor informality (non-poor), to contrast and show that the latter, despite being potentially more likely to demand products, today they have relatively no access to these products.

At the Forum "Colombia's Social challenges" a summarised version of the report "How is the social situation of Colombians?” which analyses variables related to the social situation, characterises the main poverty figures and concludes with the …

A description of the social situation of Colombians, not only with figures on poverty and income, gender gaps, labor market, among others, but also identifying its determinants, their performance and some policy proposals to achieve a better so…

From its lowest point, in 2013, to 2022, remittances to Mexico have grown a total of 162.3%, positioning it as one of the main sources of foreign currency for the country. Thus, an important question to analyze is: Does Mexico receive more curr…

According to Coneval, working poverty at national level stood at 38.3% in the second quarter of 2022, maintaining a downward trend. Two factors in the short term are considered the main challenges to continue on the path of reducing poverty levels: inflation and informal employment.

Due to slowing growth and high inflation rates around the world, the World Bank raised concerns about global stagflation. Considering this scenario plus a possible fifth wave of COVID-19, some implications for the population in poverty are analyzed in a press release.