The topics for discussion on this portal have already been analyzed by multiple actors. In this repository, the GS / OAS brings together some of them, as one more contribution to the discussion. This repository has two sections: In the Policy section, we will integrate information on policies relevant to the issues under discussion that are being implemented by Member States, Observer States and other States of the world. In Studies we will include analyzes, reports and reports published by academic institutions, think tanks, international and multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations and private entities, all of them of recognized prestige, which are relevant to the conversation. The OAS will publish these articles and reports in their original language.

Un plan de seis pasos para favorecer la continuidad de las operaciones de las Pymes durante la crisis de la COVID-19

  • 1 September 2020

Esta herramienta ha sido concebida para ayudar a las empresas por la crisis ocasionada por la COVID-19. Básicamente, sirve para diseñar un «plan de continuidad de las operaciones» adaptable a su empresa.

Encuesta evaluación de las necesidades empresas: Evaluación de las necesidades de las empresas como consecuencia de la COVID-19

  • 1 September 2020

Esta herramienta, desarrolla por la Oficina de Actividades para los Empleadores de la OIT (OIT-ACTEMP), tiene por objeto ayudar a las organizaciones empresariales (OE) a evaluar las necesidades de las empresas como consecuencia de la crisis ocasionada por la COVID-19. La encuesta consta de dos partes: una encuesta de evaluación de las necesidades y una plantilla para presentar las principales conclusiones y solicitar la asistencia a diferentes instituciones.

COVID-19 Modelo de respuesta colectiva para las Organizaciones Empresariales

  • 1 September 2020

Este modelo de declaración colectiva permite a las organizaciones empresariales (OE) presentar sus recomendaciones sobre COVID-19 al gobierno, los sindicatos y otros actores interesados.

Cómo gestionar el lugar de trabajo durante la crisis de la COVID-19: Una Guía para los Empleadores

  • 1 September 2020

La presente Guía ha sido elaborada por la Oficina de Actividades para los Empleadores de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT-ACT/EMP) como referencia general para las organizaciones empresariales (OE). Su finalidad es ser de utilidad a los empleadores a gestionar el lugar de trabajo durante la COVID-19: dirigiendo el negocio, protegiendo a los trabajadores, y respondiendo algunas de las cuestiones sobre relaciones laborales y de seguridad y salud en el trabajo (SST) que están surgiendo. El objetivo es compartirla con la comunidad empresarial en los diferentes países. La presente Guía se basa en las guías, las directrices y los recursos publicados por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), los gobiernos y las organizaciones empresariales y empresas.

COVID-19 and labour statistics

  • 1 September 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has a large impact on our lives and our societies — but what is the impact and consequences for labour markets and the collection of labour statisti

Telework in the 21st Century

  • 1 September 2020

An Evolutionary Perspective

Country policy responses

  • 1 September 2020

Search a country or territory to find out the measures implemented by governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and the ILO during COVID-19

Learning Remotely When Schools Close: Insights from PISA

  • 1 September 2020

As school after school shuts down in the face of the Covid-19 crisis (in now more than 140 countries), online learning opportunities have been elevated from a bonus extracurricular facility to a critical lifeline for education.

The opportunities digital technologies offer go well beyond a stop-gap solution during the crisis. Digital technology allows us to find entirely new answers to what people learn, how people learn, where people learn and when they learn. Technology can enable teachers and students to access specialised materials well beyond textbooks, in multiple formats and in ways that can bridge time and space. Alongside great teachers, intelligent online learning systems do not only teach us science; they can simultaneously observe how we study, how we learn science, the kind of tasks and thinking that interest us, and the kind of problems we find boring or difficult.

The systems can then adapt the learning experience to suit our personal learning style with far greater granularity and precision than any traditional classroom setting possibly can. Similarly, virtual laboratories give us the opportunity to design, conduct and learn from experiments, rather than just learning about them.

That being said, the Covid-19 crisis strikes at a point when most of the education systems covered by the OECD’s latest round of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) are not ready for the world of digital learning opportunities. Below are some sobering numbers. The data were collected as part of the global PISA assessment in 2018, and are based on representative samples from 79 education systems involving over 600,000 15-year-olds. Unless otherwise noted, numbers refer to the average across the 36 OECD countries. Data not provided in this note are accessible through the PISA database

Citizen engagement and civil society

  • 31 August 2020

The IDB group maximizes the value and sustainability of operations and governance in the region by engaging with civil society organizations (CSO) that are technically or geographically relevant for each initiative.

Covid-19 Observatory in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • 30 August 2020

El nuevo escenario global en tiempos de COVID-19 hace que sea necesario tomar medidas urgentes y evaluar los impactos de estas acciones. Para apoyar el seguimiento y monitoreo del progreso a mediano y largo plazo y en respuesta a la solicitud hecha por la CELAC, la CEPAL ha desarrollado este Observatorio, que recopila y pone a disposición tanto las políticas públicas que los 33 países de la región latinoamericana y caribeña están tomando para limitar el impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19, como el análisis de los impactos económicos y sociales que éstas van a tener a nivel nacional y sectorial.

COVID-19 Pandemic in the Caribbean

  • 30 August 2020

The objectives of this publication are:
• to provide statistics and display trends regarding the spread of the Novel Coronavirus disease in Borrowing Member Countries of the Caribbean Development Bank.
• to keep the general public informed regarding the evolution of relevant data which have the potential to impact social and economic development in the Region.

Ideas para el Futuro

  • 30 August 2020

El concurso “Ideas para el futuro” tiene como objetivo recoger la visión de jóvenes universitarios sobre los desafíos para el desarrollo que enfrentan América Latina y el Caribe.

COVID-19: Todos con los más vulnerables

  • 30 August 2020

Convocatoria de propuestas de soluciones de innovación social para América Latina

Ciclo de webinarios: Trata de personas en tiempos de COVID-19

  • 30 July 2020

Ciclo de webinarios: Trata de personas en tiempos de COVID-19

Cities policy responses

  • 23 July 2020

This note was developed by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) in collaboration with the OECD Working Party for Urban Policy and the OECD Champion Mayors Initiative for Inclusive Growth. It is an update of the version released on 27 March, which expands the examples of measures taken by cities to respond to COVID-19 and provides analysis on issues related to the economic impact, density, resilience and collaboration with national governments. Short and medium term responses provided by cities are clustered around six categories: i) social distancing; ii) workplace and commuting; iii) vulnerable groups; iv) local service delivery; v) support to business; and vi) communication, awareness raising and digital tools. The note also includes new information on how cities are progressively exiting the lockdown and on lessons learned in terms of density, mobility and digitalisation. It concludes with action-oriented guidance to build back better cities, building on previous work on urban resilience. Annex A provides more detailed information on the inventoried city initiatives. Annex B maps efforts from selected organisations and city networks to collect city responses and foster knowledge and experience sharing. This is a working and living document, whose next version will be released by the end of June

Medidas de política y acciones del sector agroalimentario frente al COVID -19

  • 20 July 2020

En este espacio mantendremos actualizadas las medidas que están tomando los países para: 1)  mitigar los efectos del COVID-19 sobre el sector alimentario, y 2) medidas de preparación para acelerar la recuperación y continuidad de la actividad agroalimentaria luego de que se contenga la propagación del virus.

SME policy responses

  • 15 July 2020

This note discusses how SMEs are affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic, reports on early evidence and estimates about the impact, and provides an inventory of country responses to foster SME resilience. Given the rapid pace of developments, the overview of country responses is not comprehensive and in some cases includes intended policy responses that are still a work in progress, or simply at the stage of public announcements. This overview will be updated periodically

The territorial impact of COVID-19

  • 16 June 2020

This paper is developed by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). It focuses on the territorial dimension of the COVID-19 crisis and the importance of the integrated response to the crisis across levels of government. The first draft of this note takes into account the developments of the crisis as of 3April2020.1It will support the work on the crisis and impact of COVID-19 of the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee. The note is a living document that will be regularly updated in the coming weeks. An updated version will be released in May

COVID-19 and international trade: Issues and actions

  • 12 June 2020

In an unprecedented global health crisis, trade is essential to save lives and livelihoods; and international co-operation is needed to keep trade flowing. In the midst of significant uncertainty, there are four things we can do: 1)boost confidence in trade and global markets by improving transparency about trade-related policy actions and intentions; 2)keep supply chains flowing, especially for essentials such as health supplies and food; 3)avoid making things worse, through unnecessary export restrictions and other trade barriers; and 4)even in the midst of the crisis, think beyond the immediate. Government support today needs to be delivered in a way that ensures it serves the public interest, not vested interests, and avoids becoming tomorrow’s market distortions. OECD is working with other IOs to support governments through timely and objective evidence and analysis to inform policy choices

COVID-19 Response Fund

  • 11 June 2020

Fund created to help fight the pandemic and support WHO and partners