Latin America and the Caribbean


  • Launch of Taxing Wages in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016

    This new high profile report provides details of taxes paid on wages in twenty economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. It covers: personal income taxes and social security contributions paid by employees; social security contributions and payroll taxes paid by employers; cash benefits received by in-work families.

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  • Start-Up Latin America 2016

    Start-up Latin America 2016 presents an update of start-up promotion policies in the region. Start-ups are becoming a reality in Latin America and public policies are playing an important role in supporting their creation and expansion. This second edition reviews and compares the experiences of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, highlighting the policy objectives and specific instruments employed by each country to support the development of start-ups.

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  • Multi-dimensional Review of Peru

    Peru has experienced significant improvements in economic growth, well-being and poverty reduction since the introduction of macroeconomic reforms, economic openness and more effective social programmes in the 1990s. However, the country still faces structural challenges to escape the middle-income trap and consolidate its emerging middle class.

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The work of the OECD Development Centre on Latin America seeks to fuel policy dialogue and support reform efforts by providing innovative and over-arching regional perspectives through its flagship publication Latin American Economic Outlook and Revenue Statistics in Latin America. Furthermore, it engages in country-specific and thematic work across a number of areas related to fostering economic development while ensuring inclusive growth.

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Fiscal Policy and Inequality




Shifting Wealth

Multidimensional Country Reviews
Global Value Chains Initiative
Natural resources
Tackling inequality requires finding the right policy mix, including strong tax systems, good public services and inclusive social policies for the poor and the emerging middle class.   Boosting competitiveness requires broad based policies in areas such as infrastructure, education and skills, innovation and financial inclusion.  We contribute to the design and success of these policies.   Understanding the impact of the global rebalancing in Latin America, from the rise of new emerging economies, to the global recomposition of production and the overcoming of the Middle Income Trap.