The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more job and income loss across the globe than any of us have seen in our lifetime. Data collected by the IDB’s COVID-19 Labor Observatory indicate that more than 30 million jobs have been lost in Latin America and the Caribbean. And while the effects of the pandemic for specific population groups have still not been fully documented, we are … [Read more...] about Bringing LGBTQ+ people to the Center of COVID-19 Economic Recovery
Phil Crehan is an independent consultant and researcher, promoting the human rights and socio-economic empowerment of excluded groups, focusing on LGBTI people as well as issues surrounding gender, disability, migration, and food security. He has been at the forefront of articulating international LGBTI issues as a matter of economic development and poverty alleviation, being part of the first-ever research that measured the economic “cost” of excluding LGBT people. In addition to his work with the IDB, he worked with the World Bank and was awarded by its President, Vice President, and Senior Directors. He has collaborated with various institutions, including the World Bank, the IDB, UNDP, and the OAS, and written for the World Economic Forum, the Journal of Research in Gender Studies, the Center for American Progress, the Atlantic Council, and Slate.