On March 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus global health crisis a pandemic. In using this term, it sought to send a message to the countries responding slowly to a disruptive health crisis with an uncertain outlook and consequences that were difficult to anticipate. Although in Latin America and the Caribbean the first cases of Covid-19 were … [Read more...] about What Can We Learn from Other Countries on When and How to Reopen the Economy?
Mariana Alfonso is a sector lead specialist in the Climate Change and Sustainability Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where she acts as a focal point to mainstream climate change mitigation and adaptation into the Social Sector’s operational and analytical program. She is currently working on issues of just transition, green jobs, climate shock-responsive social protection programs, among others. She joined the IDB in 2006 and has held positions in the Research Department, Education Division and Vice-Presidency for Sectors and Knowledge. Mariana holds a PhD in Economics and Education from Columbia University (USA) and a BA in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina).