I want to congratulate the Argentinian Presidency for developing the Roadmap to Infrastructure as an Asset Class. The OECD strongly supports this important initiative and has actively contributed to its development over the past months.
Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) GDP will shrink by between 0.9% and 1% in 2016, according to the latest estimates, the second consecutive year of negative growth and a rate of contraction the region has not seen since the early 1980s. According to the Latin American Economic Outlook 2017, the region should recover in 2017, but with modest GDP growth of between 1.5% and 2%, below expected growth in advanced economies.
Start-ups are gaining momentum in Latin America's innovation strategies. Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region analyses the role of policies in promoting the creation and expansion of start-ups. It provides a comparative snapshot of recent initiatives in six countries in the region to identify good practices and foster knowledge sharing to improve innovation policy design and implementation.
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, 5-6 April 2001. This Conference on Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America was co-organised by the OECD and the Government of the Netherlands Antilles.