Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Research, Policy and Management for Social Transformations

Find out how to promote informed policies towards equity and social transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

2,450 enrolled on this course

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Use strategies to fight against social issues

Inequality is one of the main challenges facing Latin America and the Carribean and is a constant concern for their governments. Faced with these increasingly complex scenarios, a fluid dialogue between social research and public policy is essential.

This course addresses the current regional landscape of inequalities, warns of its dramatic consequences, and offers transformative strategies that can be designed to improve social policies and public management.

This course is also available in Spanish.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Knowledge, policy and management
    • What do we do with what we know and with what we don’t know?
  • The dimensions of inequalities
    • Have the questions changed in the 21st century?
  • Knowledge-management for policies
    • Sources, means and strategies to face inequalities
  • Transformative paths against inequalities
    • Towards new knowledge and public action architectures

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the link between research and public policies against inequalities
  • Identify policy tools and strategies against inequalities
  • Explore research and policy opportunities against inequalities

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at a wide public engaged in social debate and in public action in Latin America and the Caribbean. It may be of particular interest to policy-makers, civil servants, researchers, students, social and industrial action leaders, opinion-makers, activists, and journalists.

El curso también está disponible en español: Desigualdades en América Latina y el Caribe: Investigación, Políticas y Gestión para las Transformaciones Sociales.

Who will you learn with?

Coordinador Académico del Curso.
Psicólogo, Magister en Desarrollo Regional y Local, con estudios de Doctorado en Ciencia Política en Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris 3 y en Ciencias Sociales en la UBA.

Doctora en Sociología (Francia), Secretaria Ejecutiva de CLACSO. Profesora Titular del Depto de Sociología de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

Especialista del sector de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas de UNESCO para América Latina y el Caribe. Abogado y periodista, con maestría en políticas sociales y desarrollo.

Who developed the course?


La UNESCO refuerza los vínculos entre naciones y sociedades para cimentar la paz en base a la solidaridad moral e intelectual de la humanidad.


MOST es el programa intergubernamental de transformaciones sociales de la UNESCO, que fortalece los vínculos entre investigación y políticas públicas para la transformación social.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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