Latin American Economic Outlook 2008 highlights Development Opportunities for the Region
The OECD presented on November 7th in Santiago de Chile its first Latin American Economic Outlook, a new annual publication analysing the main challenges and opportunities for development in the region. Hosted by ECLAC , the event gathered relevant policy makers and academics, including OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría, ECLAC Executive Secretary José Luis Machinea, Iberoamerican Secretariat head and former IADB president Enrique Iglesias, and OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza. The Latin American Economic Outlook 2008 covers four topics ranging from fiscal policy and pension reform to telecommunication investments and the impact of growing trade with the Asian giants. One of its main messages is that Latin American governments must improve fiscal policy by collecting better and making public expenditure more effective and fairer, as low levels of fiscal legitimacy hamper democratic support. The report will be the focus of forthcoming seminars in Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, Brussels and other world capitals.
The Latin American Economic Outlook 2008
OECD Development Centre
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