Weekly Review

The Weekly Review offers in-depth analyses from CNE’s team of experts, in a highly readable and accessible format. In this publication, we highlight the latest information on the local, national, and global state of play, validated by our independent experts. We also provide analysis and public policy proposals to both the local and federal governments.

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Click here for a complete look at the seven-part Focus 2020 Series
published in the Weekly Review from September 17 through October 29, 2020.

This edition of the Weekly Review presents a summary of a case study on how municipalities in Puerto Rico organized an effective contact tracing program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also include a video explainer of how PREPA’s four current processes are interrelated and how they may affect the cost and quality of service for the foreseeable future. Our Data Snapshot examines the recovery rate of the international economy and the potential threat to its growth.
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In this Weekly Review, we outline how Congress and the Biden administration can fix the “Medicaid cliff” problem once and for all, and we write about best practices in Europe and the new proposal by the E.U. to support employment and social assistance.
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Given the recent public debate regarding the agreement between PREPA and LUMA, we are republishing a summary of our findings in this Weekly Review. We also present a Q&A section on the EITC and a related #ThrowbackThursday.
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This week we bring you an update of the latest COVID relief package followed by a short note on post-COVID forecasting. On our Data Snapshot we take a look at the human toll of burning fossil fuels.
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This week on the Weekly Review we provide an update on the ongoing litigation regarding the application of the Supplemental Security Income program to residents of Puerto Rico. We also present a piece on reinvigorating the White House Puerto Rico Task Force.
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This week’s issue of the Weekly Review focuses on two subjects that at first glance may appear to be unrelated: the reopening of schools and the need to modernize infrastructure in light of climate change, as demonstrated by widespread electricity blackouts in Texas.
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Last week the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives included language in a bill to match Puerto Rico’s spending on an Earned Income Tax Credit. This week we dedicate a special edition of the Weekly Review to this policy program.
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This week we analyze the FOMB's latest plan of adjustment, followed by an update on the status of CDBG-DR funds for Puerto Rico. Finally, we discuss which are the main global tendencies that Puerto Rico must take into account when framing an economic growth plan for the 21st century.
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This week we dedicate a special edition of the Weekly Review to a Memorandum that the CNE team prepared for the administration of Governor Pedro Pierluisi. We identify what, in our opinion, should be the new administration's priorities and recommendations as to how to execute them.
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This week we present a brief analysis of president Biden's first 100 days in office, followed by a piece on the U.S.' challenge in returning to the international community. Our data snapshot looks at the rate of issue of executive orders of past presidents.
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