Results in the Latin America and Caribbean Region 2015, Volume 5 | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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May 2015
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oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/21912
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CC BY 3.0 IGO

In the past decade, Latin America and
the Caribbean has achieved impressive social and economic
successes. For the first time in history, more people are in
the middle class than in poverty. Inequality, although still
high, declined markedly. Growth, jobs and effective social
programs have transformed the lives of millions. In a
striking departure from the crisis-prone Latin America of
the past, the region has shown it is better prepared to
weather the brunt of the global economic slowdown. Now, the
region faces the challenge of maintaining and expanding its
hard won gains in an adverse context of low growth. This is
caused in part by a decrease in commodity prices and reduced
economic activity in major commercial partners such as
China. In such a scenario, achieving development results -
and learning from them - becomes more important. This
publication showcases stories about people and how their
lives have been improved through better health and
education, youth employment, disaster recovery and
preparedness, infrastructure, and more.

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