We work on the analysis of the institutional architecture established to implement and monitor progress in the fulfillment of global sustainable development agendas, as well as on the interactions that enable the participation of different actors in these processes.



With the aim of reflecting on the current COVID-19 pandemic and what it makes evident about sustainable development, the Governance area of Cepei presents this blog series that address issues such as: the effects of the pandemic on international cooperation, the need for development governance to adapt face-to-face meetings to virtual meetings, the urgency of financing and resources mobilization to overcome the crisis, and other issues related to our work.

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only measured in dead-infected-cured cases but also in economic losses. 

“Financial resources exist and they can be mobilized if the cause warrants it, and the promotion of sustainable development in developing countries has not justified a monetary investment close to the one we are seeing today”, states Javier Surasky in the fourth entry of the COVID-19 and Sustainable development blog series.


“Time is not money, but in this case, a timely response means supporting actions that should be taken right now in areas where COVID-19 is already present. Not all of us can provide funding, but we can be attentive to what our governments are doing in this regard and let them know our reactions to their decisions”. 


“Too often, global panic about epidemics has been followed by complacency and inaction. For example, the 2009 influenza pandemic prompted a similar review of global preparedness, but most of its recommendations were not addressed. If they had been implemented, thousands of lives could have been saved.”

-High-level Panel on the Global Response to Health Crises final report, 2016



Position Tracker

Developed by Cepei, this tool is based on its own methodology to monitor compliance with the commitments that Latin America and the Caribbean governments have made with the implementation of the global development agendas.

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Center for Studies on VNRs

The Center for Studies on VNRs analyzes the national reviews presented by Latin America and the Caribbean countries, making available to the user other official documents for a better understanding of the actions that countries carry out to move towards sustainable development.

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Second Generation Voluntary National Reviews

This work of Cepei presents 9 recommendations to guide the preparation of second and third VNRs towards second generation reviews.

Comparative Analysis of LAC VNRs (2016-2019)

As part of the VNR follow-up work, carried out by Cepei every year, we prepared this analysis that seeks to compare eight elements of the LAC Voluntary National Reviews presented at the HLPF from 2016 to 2019.

LAC Country Profiles

A set of profiles of Latin American and the Caribbean countries, which include relevant information to understand their institutionality, development policies and actions oriented towards the implementation of the SDGs.

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Cepei and the German Council for Sustainable Development organized the inaugural meeting of the Global Forum for SDG Advisory Bodies

During this Global Forum´s inaugural meeting, network members were expected to identify demands and capabilities for the fulfillment of the SDGs, and provide potential paths and skills for accelerated implementation.


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Covid-19: Financing, now!

What actions have been taken by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, a body created jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank to deal with COVID-19?


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Capitalism Has its Limits

Judith Butler discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, and its escalating political and social effects in America.

How the World Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic will change the world forever. We asked 12 leading global thinkers for their predictions.


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