(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2022-09)
World Bank; United Nations Development Programme
To continue monitoring how the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the welfare of
households in the region, the World Bank and the United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined forces in 2021
to implement a second phase of High-Frequency Phone Surveys
(HFPS) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). A first
wave was collected between May and July 2021, and a second
between October 2021 and January 2022. This last wave takes
the socio-economic pulse of households and measures the
region's well-being almost two years into the pandemic.
This note presents the emerging results in the areas of
labor markets, income, food security, coping mechanisms,
education, health, and gender.