- For more than half of the countries, tourism dependence is higher than the world average.
- Regional governments paid an interest rate 7.5% higher than that paid by the U.S. to borrow from international markets.
- Tax revenue as a share of the economy is below the average in industrialized countries, except in one country. In 6 countries, it is less than half the average.
- Most countries registered excess mortality of more than 10%, with four countries exceeding 55%. The average excess mortality is 2.7 times higher than in OECD.
- Five countries have COVID-19 vaccination rates of under 5% and only three countries reached more than 40%.
- The rate of coverage of social insurance is less than 12% of the population in more than half of the surveyed countries, and only above 40% in one country.
- More than 75% of countries show less climate response capacity than the global average.
- More than 20% of people live in poverty in all but two of the countries, and poverty rates rose in all countries since the pandemic.
To see more findings, read our brief “Atlas of Vulnerability – The Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean”