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25 million to 30 million people at risk of relapsing back into poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean

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June, 2016

Thanks to economic and political transformations and the implementation of various social inclusion policies, Latin America and the Caribbean countries have experienced positive outcomes in reducing poverty reduction inequality.

Despite the positive figures, challenges still remain for the countries in preventing those who have left the poverty trap from falling back into the same situation. This report suggests that recognizing the difference between factors which help to escape poverty and those which push them back into it, addressing social exclusion beyond income, and a more sustainable economic growth can help reduce the number of people at risk of poverty relapse.

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