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  • 12-April-2011

    English

    Meeting of the Budgeting for Results Network in Jamaica

    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.

  • 12-April-2011

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    Latin American Economic Outlook 2011 - Fiscal Policy and Social Contract

    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.

  • 11-April-2011

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    Latin American Economic Outlook Presentation in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    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).

  • 4-April-2011

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    Rules and institutions for sound fiscal policy after the crisis - Presentation

    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.

  • 22-March-2011

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    Presentation of the OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2011 in The Dominican Republic

    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.

  • 2-March-2011

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    DEV Working Paper No. 297: Ascendance or Descendants? On Intergenerational Education Mobility in Latin America

    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.

  • 26-January-2011

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    Policy Insights 93: Latin America’s Middle Sectors: Key Players in a Renewed Social Contract?

    A strengthened social contract in Latin American countries relies on the improved quality of public services such as health and education, which would build a constituency for a broader tax base.

  • 26-January-2011

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    Policy Insights 92: Education Policies for Upward Social Mobility in Latin America

    Income is very unequally distributed in Latin America – but so too are opportunities for upward mobility. Early childhood development is a powerful mechanism to level the social playing field. More and better secondary education is key.

  • 26-January-2011

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    Consolidate policy advances to create a Latin American decade, say leaders at OECD-IDB conference

    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.

  • 20-January-2011

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    DEV Working Paper No. 295: The Economy of the Possible: Pensions and Informality in Latin America

    Social protection coverage is quite low in Latin America. This situation represents a challenge for public policy since these low levels of affiliation and irregular contribution histories indicate that pensions will be insufficient in the coming decades.

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