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?
Sebastián Peñaherrera works as a consultant in the Labor Markets and Social Security Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. He has a degree in Economics from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. Before joining the IDB, Sebastián worked as director of an educational project where he had the opportunity to merge community service with different teaching strategies, promoting integral learning among young people with different levels of schooling and socioeconomic status. His interests cover issues related to education, the development of skills for successful job placement, and the social inclusion of vulnerable populations. Similarly, his professional experience includes project management, banking and his work in the field of education and labor markets.