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Monday, October 5 • 11:30am - 12:40pm
Regional discussion 3: Social protection responses to COVID-19 - insights from Latin America and the Caribbean

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The panel on Latin America and the Caribbean allowed social protection experts from the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and government representatives to present and discuss social protection responses to COVID-19 in the region, with the moderation and comments from UN ECLAC.

First, researchers from the IPC-IG team provided a regional overview of how social protection mechanisms were used by the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region in the response to the crisis. The presentation was based on an analytical mapping which the IPC-IG research team has conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic with support from UNDP and GIZ.

The regional overview was followed by more detailed presentations from country representatives from Brazil, Chile and Guatemala, who discussed the main actions, challenges and achievements of the social protection programmes implemented in their respective countries. This was followed by a Q&A session.

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Simone Cecchini

Senior Social Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Simone Cecchini is Senior Social Affairs Officer and Officer in Charge of the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), based in Santiago, Chile.  At ECLAC he leads research and advises governments on poverty... Read More →

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Anna Carolina Machado

Researcher, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Anna Carolina holds an MSc in Public Policy from the University of Bristol in the UK, a specialisation in Public Administration from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a BA in International Relations from the Federal Fluminense University. Since 2015, Anna has been working... Read More →
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Fabiana Rodopoulos

National Secretariat for Citizenship Income, Ministry of Citizenship
Fabiana Rodopoulos é mestre e bacharel em Economia, ambos pela Universidade de Brasília, e servidora pública federal do Ministério da Economia. Possui ampla experiência em gestão pública com foco em aperfeiçoamento de avaliação de políticas públicas e qualidade do gasto... Read More →
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Alejandra Candia Díaz

Subsecretaria de Evaluación Social, Ministry of Social Development - Chile
Alejandra Candia Díaz, Economista de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y Magíster en Economía con mención en Políticas Públicas de la misma universidad. Tiene un Diplomado en Evaluación de Impacto de las Políticas Públicas de la Universidad de Chile, además de... Read More →
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H.E. Raúl Romero

Minister, Ministry of Social Development - Guatemala
Raúl Romero Segura nació el 31 de julio del año 1969 en la ciudad de Guatemala. En cuanto a su nivel académico, destaca una Maestría en Desarrollo y Descentralización Laboral de la Universidad de Quito, Ecuador, entre el año 2000 y 2001. También estudió una Maestría en Administración... Read More →
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Nurth Palomo

Research consultant, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Nurth Palomo is a research consultant at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG). At the IPC-IG she has conducted research and policy analysis in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Recently, she has co-authored reports on social protection responses to COVID-19... Read More →
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Laura Pabon

Director, Social Development Directorate of the National Planning Department - Colombia
Economist with an MA in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes and a, MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She worked for more than 8 years as a specialist in Social Protection at the World Bank on labour market, poverty and social protection and gender... Read More →
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Nilza Emy Yamasaki

Director of the Cadastro Único (Single Registry) Department, National Single Registry Secretariat, Brazil
Graduada em Jornalismo e em Direito, com pós-graduação em Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão Pública, pela Fundação Getúlio Vargas. É servidora de carreira da Administração Pública Federal, tendo ocupado cargos de assessoria no Ministério dos Transportes (atual Ministério... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2020 11:30am - 12:40pm GMT-03