Latin America and the Caribbean countries will learn about the relationship between measures response to COVID-19 and the targets of the 2030 Agenda

The Statistics Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Cepei developed a joint theoretical-analytical exercise that presents the relationship between the national measures taken by Latin American and the Caribbean countries (LAC) to address the effects of COVID-19 in meeting the SDGs targets.

Between April and September 2020, a multidisciplinary group from ECLAC and Cepei analyzed the national responses taken by 33 countries in the region to face the pandemic. All of them had direct relation to the seven topics registered in the ECLAC’s COVID-19 Observatory: Displacement within and outside countries, economy, education, employment, gender, social protection and health. 

The analysis includes: 1) The definition of the conceptual elements to COVID-19 responses and the Agenda 2030, 2) The establishment of relationship criteria between the response and the targets 3) The identification of possible effects on those targets, related to COVID-19 responses and 4) The visualization of the results obtained from the analysis in the previous stages.

Fredy Rodríguez, Data Coordinator of Cepei states that:  “This kind of exercise allows joint efforts between multilateral organizations and civil society to make visible the importance of understanding how national measures to response to COVID-19 are related to the targets of the 2030 Agenda and identify national and regional strategies to rebuild better around the sustainable development”.

For the analysis, the multidisciplinary group prepared seven documents available in Spanish and English, which establish the types of relationships between the recovery and response plans and the Global Goals Targets. The relationships are identified with the following values: 3 (directly related), 2 (partially related), 1 (indirectly related) and 0 (not related) and also, the possible positive or negative effect they could have on the 2030 Agenda, shown below on  SDG 4: 

Click below to learn more about the exercise. Download the study in Excel format.