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Featured Initiative: Partnership for Central America

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is the lead academic institution in the Partnership for Central America, an independent nonprofit that is the coordinating body of the White House Call to Action for Central America.

Working with our collaborators, we have created a new data dashboard to give policy makers and private-sector investors deep insight into the economic and demographic characteristics and behavioral patterns in communities in Northern Central America, specifically Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Powered by machine learning, the data dashboard gives members of the Partnership an unprecedented understanding of conditions on the ground in individual neighborhoods. It can be used to identify the interventions most likely to elevate the quality of life and promote economic growth in these regions, enabling both public and private-sector partners to tailor their investments for maximum impact.

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Featured Report

To foster transformative growth in Northern Central America, we are taking a closer look at real-life conditions on the ground, including qualitative metrics such as hope for the future and trust in government. We aim to identify interventions to improve living conditions, especially in hotspots of migration, and then to track progress across multiple metrics. This white paper examines the root causes of migration at the local level, to an extraordinary degree made possible by the Impact Metrics Dashboard. 

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Here’s how to move the needle on standards of living in the Americas

June 7, 2022
As political, civic, and business leaders gather this week in Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas, we’ll hear a great deal about job creation. These efforts to boost employment are essential — but by themselves, are not sufficient.

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ESG is not enough. It’s time to add an H

March 2022
More than a decade of sustained focus on ESG principles has driven substantial change: Nearly all the world’s largest companies now disclose their impact on the environment and proudly tout their sustainability efforts.

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A plan to rebuild commerce and hope in Central America

December 2021
An op-ed published in The Hill about the Partnership for Central America and the steps we need to take to materially improve the lives of millions of our neighbors across the region.

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Featured Event

Vaccination and beyond: Lessons for ending the pandemic from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the U.S.

October 26, 2021
An online event sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Hub of the Reform for Resilience Commission; The Miller Center, University of Virginia; the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and the European University Institute.

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