Latin America and the Caribbean

Launch of the 2012 Latin American Economic Outlook: Transforming the State for Development




The Latin American Economic Outlook 2012: Transforming the State for Development was presented by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena during the XXI Iberoamerican Summit in Asunción, Paraguay on 28 October 2011.

The event was opened by Fernando Lugo, President of the Republic of Paraguay and Enrique Iglesias, Secretary-General of the Ibero-American Organisation. High level Ibero-American representatives such as Alfio Piva, Vice-President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Soraya Rodriguez, the Spanish Secretary of State for International Co-operation, and Dionisio Borda, the Minister of Finance of Paraguay spoke on the theme of Transforming the State for Development. Please consult the programme Development .

This publication is the product of a joint effort by the Development Centre of the OECD and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), undertaken in order to analyse the role of the State in the economic growth and development of Latin American and Caribbean countries. The questions the outlook exposes are: What should be the main elements of the reform of the State in Latin America and the Caribbean? What lessons can be drawn from reform efforts in the region and beyond?


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