Nuestro aporte en tiempos de COVID-19

Durante el actual contexto de la pandemia del COVID-19, enfermedad provocada por el virus SARS-CoV-2, SDSN Bolivia ha realizado una serie de presentaciones haciendo uso de los indicadores del Atlas Municipal de los ODS en Bolivia, para ayudar a entender mejor la situación de Bolivia ante esta amenaza. A continuación, se encuentran los detalles para dos presentaciones que están disponibles en línea.

 

Economics Research Workshop No. 38

El día 6 de mayo, la Directora Ejecutiva de SDSN Bolivia, Lykke E. Andersen, Ph.D, realizó la presentación “Usando el Atlas Municipal de los ODS en Bolivia para analizar la vulnerabilidad ante el COVID-19”, durante la cual explicó cómo estos indicadores pueden ayudarnos a entender la variación espacial en los potenciales efectos sobre la salud que pueden derivar de la propagación del virus SARS-CoV-2.

Andersen presentó los avances del Atlas y mostró, en un ejercicio interactivo con los participantes, cómo los datos pueden ser usados para analizar la vulnerabilidad al COVID-19. La presentación se dio en el Economics Research Workshop No. 38, coorganizado por UPB, SEBOL, INESAD y ABCE, en colaboración con la Fundación Solydes.

Como resultado del aporte de los participantes, se eligieron los principales indicadores para analizar esta situación (vea el informe completo aquí).

La presentación se encuentra disponible en el siguiente enlace: https://youtu.be/ohkCEM5yls0?t=201 o en el reproductor:

 

 

WEBINAR |Bolivia: Pobreza y Desigualdad en el entorno del #COVID19

El 14 de mayo, Lykke E. Andersen realizó la presentación “Variación espacial de los impactos del COVID-19 en Bolivia” a través de la cual se intentó dar una respuesta a las siguientes interrogantes:

  • ¿Quién es más vulnerable a los impactos directos del virus SARS-CoV-2?
  • ¿Quién es más vulnerable a las medidas de mitigación del virus?
  • ¿Qué estrategias podemos implementar para evitar grandes aumentos en pobreza y desigualdad?

En análisis se realiza tomando en cuenta tres dimensiones: geográfica, demográfica y sectorial. Le invitamos a conocer las respuestas a estas interrogantes siguiendo el enlace: https://youtu.be/VPotFSyg_iU?t=1635 o en el reproductor:

 

 

El webinar fue moderado por Oscar Molina Tejerina, Ph.D, Vicerrector Nacional de la Universidad Privada Boliviana, y Presidente de la Sociedad de Economistas de Bolivia, y contó con tres conferencistas internacionales: María Eugenia Dávalos, Ph.D (Economista Senior – Banco Mundial), Lykke E. Andersen, Ph.D (Directora Ejecutva – SDSN Bolivia) y Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Ph.D (Profesora Titular – Universidad EAFIT).

 

Entradas de Blog:

 

Entre la espada y la pared: el dilema del COVID-19

Por: Lykke E. Andersen, José Acuña y Luis Gonzales | Publicado el 12 de mayo de 2020

Cuarenta días de cuarentena: ¿qué hemos aprendido? 

Por: Lykke E. Andersen | Publicado el 01 de mayo de 2020

Workshop to present advances in the Transversal Studies for the Municipal Atlas of the SDGs in Bolivia

Four months after announcing the winning teams for the realization of 12 Transversal Studies with Actionable Proposals, we are pleased to invite those of you who have an interest in following up on the progress made in each of the studies, to participate in this workshop.

These studies aim to complement the Municipal Atlas of the SDGs in Bolivia, which will essentially establish a baseline from which actions will be prioritized to advance the efforts to achieve sustainable development in Bolivia. The actionable proposals that will emanate from these studies will put initial recommendations on the table, so that the public and private sectors, as well as civil society, can engage.

The workshop will be held on Monday, December 16 from 8:45 to 17:00 in the Auditorium of the graduate building of the Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB), located on Avenida Hernando Siles, esq. Calle 5 de Obrajes – La Paz.

We will also be transmitting the event online via Zoom, for those who cannot be physically present. Just visit the following link and enter the meeting ID: 271 305 084

Anyone who does not wish to participate during the entire day can choose to participate selectively when the studies that interest them most are presented.

For those who will be physically present, we will offer lunch at the cafeteria in the UPB graduate building. To do this, we ask that during registration anyone who wishes to have lunch with us to please confirm. Lunch will be free of charge and will be covered by the Secretariat of SDSN Bolivia. Lunch can be confirmed until 11:00 in the morning and will be served at 13:30.

Please consult the program below:

Workshop in Paris: We now have the SDG Index for the Bolivian municipalities

With a multidisciplinary team, we visited our partners in Paris-France in early October. The objective of this visit was to aggregate more than 100 indicators into the SDG Index. After this, our Municipal Atlas of the SDGs in Bolivia is closer to being ready for publication.

In the process of careful aggregation and analysis carried out with statisticians and social scientists who have extensive experience in the production of the SDG Index at the multi-regional and global level, we discarded 41 of the 104 indicators with which we arrived in Paris. At this cleaning stage, we discarded those indicators that generated redundancy or those that did not meet the required quality standards. We also ruled out those indicators that did not correctly read a phenomenon due to excessive noise generated in a large number of municipalities.

This process led to the exclusion of SDG 12 Responsible Production and Consumption, and SDG 14 Life Under Water in our municipal SDG Index. According to the criteria mentioned above, in Bolivia we have not been able to find good enough disaggregated data at the municipal level to be able to evaluate responsible consumption and production patterns, which forces us to highlight the problem of data production in Bolivia, a topic that we will touch upon extensively in the Atlas. On the other hand, SDG 14 which refers to underwater life is difficult to assess as Bolivia is a Mediterranean country. However, with significant amounts of fresh water, Bolivia does not have data to assess the vast aquatic biodiversity it hosts within its territory. Again, we stumbled into the inadequacy of data in this regard.

Once the cleanup was done, we finally ran Stata codes to transform the indicators into 15 indexes, one for each Development Goal (excluding SDGs 12 and 14) and a final code to get the aggregate SDG index that tells us which municipalities have made the most progress in meeting the goals set by the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and which are among the most lagging. This information will be made public when we launch the Atlas in March 2020.

We were very grateful to the SDSN team in Paris, which through this experience really highlighted the potential of a global network.

Winning proposals: Transversal studies with actionable proposals

On July 11th, SDSN Bolivia launched a call for transversal studies with actionable proposals. It surprised us pleasantly when we received 23 proposals from 16 of our affiliate institutions. We must recognize that the quality of the proposals was very high in general terms, making the selection of the winning proposals a difficult task.

We must clarify that for confidentiality reasons, winning researchers may not reveal details about the data we will be sharing with them for the studies. However, when the time comes, we look forward to widely disseminating the results.

For the effort put into the proposals, we congratulate all the institutions and researchers who delivered them timely. The winners will have a very important task in order to provide the general public with inputs to make actions for development more efficient in Bolivia. But we also remind all our network members, that we will be needing their contribution in the near future, thus doors for inter-institutional cooperation will always remain open.

Finally, we officially announce the 12 winning proposals that will be taking on the task of deepening and making applicable the data and indicators of the Municipal Atlas of the SDGs in Bolivia.

Convocatoria para Estudios Transversales para el Atlas Municipal de los ODS en Bolivia

La Red de Soluciones para el Desarrollo Sostenible en Bolivia (SDSN Bolivia) está actualmente elaborando
un Atlas Municipal de los ODS en Bolivia en base a más de 80 indicadores, cubriendo todos los 17
Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. El Atlas proveerá un diagnostico muy detallado de la situación de
cada uno de los 339 municipios en Bolivia entre los años 2012 y 2018, y servirá como línea base para la
implementación de la Agenda 2030 en Bolivia. El mismo será presentado en marzo del 2020, durante el
lanzamiento oficial de SDSN Bolivia.

Con el fin de otorgar valor adicional a los datos, queremos desarrollar, junto con los miembros de la Red,
una serie de estudios transversales que proveen conclusiones y propuestas accionables, que servirán
tanto para la formulación de políticas públicas, como para aportar en el proceso de toma de decisiones
de las empresas privadas y acciones de la sociedad civil. Estos estudios, con sus propuestas concretas,
también serán presentados en el gran lanzamiento de SDSN Bolivia en marzo del 2020, y ayudarán a
definir las prioridades de la Red en los siguientes años.

Por eso, nos complace hacer el llamado oficial a los miembros de SDSN Bolivia para participar del concurso
de realización de Estudios Transversales con Propuestas Accionables para el Desarrollo Sostenible en
Bolivia.

SDSN Bolivia pagará Bs. 30.000,- para cada una de las propuestas seleccionadas. Esperamos financiar alrededor de 10 estudios.

Fecha límite para envío de propuestas: Jueves 1 de agosto del 2019.

Ver detalles de la convocatoria abajo.

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The Private Sector for Children, advancing in the design of private policies aimed at early childhood

Throughout a very productive breakfast, SDSN Bolivia participated in a session of The Private Sector for Children workgroup, promoted by the Global Compact Network through the Bolivian Private Company Confederation and by UNICEF Bolivia. We would like to stress that we are very proud of the participating companies, including representatives of the banking sector, telecommunications, mining, food processing companies and leading players from academia and civil society. Having said that, the team is getting closer to concretizing steps towards implementing private policies in favour of early childhood, which would have huge impacts on the move towards gender equality in childcare within families across Bolivia. These efforts would also improve the quality of parental care within thousands of families, as well as a conscious co-responsibility of the private sector by taking on a participatory role in their employee’s family development.

Maria Paula Reinbold, education and development officer for early childhood at the Regional Manager of the Early Childhood Area of UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, prepared a thorough presentation on early childhood for us. Thanks to her we were able to understand the benefits of these policies for both the productivity and profitability of the companies that implement them, as for employees who would benefit from them.

Policies were mainly discussed on parental leave, which not only grants paid leave to the mother but also to the father when his child is born. We also worked around the implementation of lactation rooms, which is, in fact, a policy on which several representatives of the banking sector have successfully advanced. As another important aspect, the possibility for participating companies to be able to implement quality care services for children, as well as maintenance subsidies for them, was envisioned.

These proposals are based on studies and hard work done by UNICEF experts and other entities that, on the one hand, demonstrate that during the first 5 years a person’s learning abilities and development process is higher than during the rest of his/her life. On the other hand, it is understood that without developing adult’s abilities to exercise parenthood, it would be difficult to aim for improvement in early childhood care.

SDSN presents advances on the Municipal Atlas of the SDGs in Bolivia to the private sector

The advances made in the production of the Municipal Atlas of the SDGs in Bolivia were presented to representatives of the private sector in Bolivia on May 23rd. The presentation was possible thanks to the space provided by the Confederation of Private Enterprises of Bolivia (CEPB) who are the focal point for the UN Global Compact Network in Bolivia.

Private entities that focus their efforts in accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals related to childhood in the country, learned about some of our data regarding education, birth, teenage pregnancy and internal migration.

It is a great pleasure for us to share these findings with the private sector, more so when we know about the existing and increasing interest to work together on the achievement of the SDGs. In this particular case, we thank UNICEF Bolivia for making this and more possible, given their hard work at creating a tool that allows private companies to evaluate and improve their actions for childhood.