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.
Related Partner Posts, Publications & Websites
- CIPPEC Future of Work in the Global South initiative (FoWiGS)
- Mexico Evalua: Guide to Good Practices in the Use of New Technologies in the Administration of Justice
- CIEN, Article on the challenges of labor markets in developing economies
- Fedesarrollo: Article by Cristina Fernandez on the pandemic’s impact on the Colombian labor market