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Capital spending in Africa could be 50% higher if government institutions had the capacity to spend all allocated resources. Although capital budgets fall short of actual needs, countries can gain much by improving the effectiveness of public investment and policies for infrastructure.
Two events not to be missed : Istanbul Trade and Development Symposium and Annual World Bank Conference on Developing Economies
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Istanbul Trade and Development Symposium on Least Developed Countries DRAFT agenda
Dominican Republic and Jamaica tackling middle class vulnerability / ADB and OECD forecast steady growth for Asia / Register for the 2011 NEPAD-OECD Ministerial in Dakar
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Paper prepared for the international conference on Social Cohesion and Development Paris 20-21 January 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.
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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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.
Social cohesion will be the topic of the next edition of the Perspectives on Global Development report which every year, identifies analyses and provides workable policy solutions for a pressing global development challenge.