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Latin America exhibits a significant gap in infrastructures, due to insufficient public investment, not compensated by the private sector. This paper analyses trends in investments in six large Latin American economies, and their relationship with fiscal frameworks, notably fiscal rules.
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Economists Christian Daude and Ángel Melguizo from the OECD Development Centre presented from a macroeconomic perspective the reaction of Latin American economies to the crisis side by side to pensions and informality in Latin America.
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The Latin American Economic Outlook 2011: How middle-class is Latin America? was presented in Beijing on 26 April 2011, at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (in Spanish).
Hamlet Gutierrez presented the 2011 Latin American Economic Outlook in the VII Meeting of the Budgeting for Results Network, that took place in Kingston, Jamaica between 4-6 April 2011.
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Latin American Economic Outlook 2011 - Fiscal Policy and Social Contract presentation discussing the significant impact of the economic crisis on Latin America as presented at the Seventh Meeting of the Budgeting for Results Network in Kingston, Jamaica.
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The Latin American Economic Outlook 2011: How middle-class is Latin America? was presented by Carlos Alvarez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on 9 March 2011, at the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (in Spanish).
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Public infrastructure investment and fiscal sustainability in Latin America: Oxymoron or compatible goals? presented at the 13th Banca d'Italia Public Finance Workshop in Perugia, Italy.
The Latin American Economic Outlook 2011: How middle-class is Latin America? was presented in Santo Domingo on 9 March 2011, at the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development of the Dominican Republic.
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Persistence in educational achievements across generations in Latin America arises from high returns to education, low progressivity in public investment in human capital and lack of access to proper financing. Education and other social policies to boost upward mobility are discussed.
The uneven global recovery is challenging Latin America and the Caribbean, but the region will emerge stronger from the crisis with high growth potential if it continues deepening integration into the global economy.