Future of Work

When the first Latin American victim of Covid-19 was announced on February 25, 2020, the region was contemplating a distant future world of telework, automated jobs, and digitization. Except for widespread use of cellphones and growing internet penetration rates, Latin America was not fully prepared for a digital future. The pandemic laid bare the region’s many challenges. In response, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) launched the “Future of Work” initiative. It seeks to spur a dialogue and collaborative research to inform the region’s thought leaders and policy makers about the way Covid-19 is affecting and will shape work. CIPE is partnering with four prestigious think tanks from the region: Argentina’s Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC), Colombia’s Fedesarrollo, Guatemala’s Centro de Investigaciones Económicas Nacionales (CIEN), and Mexico’s México Evalúa to produce analyses, exchange ideas, and develop policy documents to share with policy makers.