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  • 18-October-2013

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    Latin American Economic Outlook 2014

    The global scenario is less benign for the region due to a downturn in global trade, a decline in commodity prices and increased uncertainty surrounding external financing, says the new Latin American Economic Outlook.

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  • 18-October-2013

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    Innovation, diversification and better logistics key to sustainable and inclusive growth, says latest Latin American Economic Outlook

    After a decade of relatively strong growth, Latin America is facing headwinds associated with declining trade, a moderation in commodity prices and increasing uncertainty over external financial conditions, according to the latest Latin American Economic Outlook jointly produced by the OECD Development Centre, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) and CAF - Development Bank of Latin America.

  • 14-October-2013

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    Press Conference 18 October: Latin American Economic Outlook 2014

    The OECD will present the eighth edition of the “Latin American Economic Outlook: Logistics and competitiveness for development” on Friday 18 October at 5:00 p.m, in Panama City. This year’s report focuses on how the region can enhance its logistics performance and makes policy recommendations on strengthening trade links, diversifying into higher value-added industries and optimising competitiveness.

  • 30-August-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 319: The rationale for higher education investment in Ibero-America

    This working paper contributes to the debate around the financing of higher education and calls for a fair distribution of the costs of higher education between the private sector (including students and their families) and the public sector, allocated according to the ratio of private and public benefits and externalities that it generates.

  • 25-July-2013

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    Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region

    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.

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  • 17-July-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 318: How redistributive is fiscal policy in Latin America? The case of Chile and Mexico

    Fiscal policy plays an essential role in reducing income inequality in OECD countries while this effect tends to be lower in Latin American economies. This paper adds to the discussion by looking at the issue from a tax-benefit analysis perspective; namely by estimating the impact of the welfare system on the different income groups in Chile and Mexico.

  • 31-May-2013

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    International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean

    The fifth edition of the Forum, on 31 May 2013. How can governments engage reforms in favour of higher productivity by more adequately addressing the needs of SMEs and by better including them in the production structure?

  • 6-May-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 317: Opening the black box of contract renegotiations: An analysis of road concessions in Chile, Colombia and Peru

    This paper reviews road concession programmes in Chile, Colombia and Peru over the period 1993-2010 and analyses how their shortcomings have resulted in large extra fiscal costs. Weak State institutions, unclear legislation and deficient contract design have allowed for frequent and costly renegotiation of road concessions.

  • 6-May-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 316: The politics of transport infrastructure policies in Colombia

    This joint work by the OECD Development Centre and Fedesarrollo focuses on the policy making process of transport infrastructure in Colombia for the period 2002-10. It identifies the main bottlenecks to be improved in the implementation of public policies in the main phases of the transport infrastructure policy cycle, namely planning, budgeting, execution (i.e. new investment and maintenance), and monitoring and evaluation.

  • 26-April-2013

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    Latin American Economic Outlook 2013_Chinese

    Latin American Outlook 2013 in Chinese

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