Few measures could be more important during the current Covid-19 pandemic than ensuring that the poor and vulnerable can eat, buy medicine and pay for other basic needs as they endure a months-long shutdown essential to protecting public health. But in Latin America where about half the population works in the informal economy, that is no easy feat. Many people in the informal … [Read more...] about Covid-19: The Challenge of Ensuring Assistance to Informal and Vulnerable Workers
Guadalupe Montenegro is a research assistant in the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Her interests focus on human capital development and impact evaluation, and her work is currently focused on inequality and labor market issues. A Peruvian national, she holds a Master's degree in Economics and Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru).