For over 20 years, the OECD has been working closely with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate policy dialogue and the dissemination of good practices in areas such as investment, education, inclusiveness, competition, good governance, anti-corruption and fiscal policy. 

The OECD has never been closer to the LAC region than it is today: Chile and Mexico and Colombia are OECD member countries, and Costa Rica is in the process of accession. The Organisation also has a a co-operation programme with our Key Partner Brazil and is completing a two year country co-operation programme with Peru, and Argentina is stepping up its engagement via a tailored Action Plan. All of these countries, as well as the Dominican RepublicPanamaParaguay, and Uruguay, are members of the OECD Development Centre.

In January 2016, OECD members decided to strengthen co-operation with the region through the creation of an OECD LAC Regional Programme, launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris. The Programme aims to support the region in advancing its reform agenda along three key regional priorities: increasing productivity, enhancing social inclusion, and strengthening institutions and governance.

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This report builds on the recent Lima Commitment, which was dedicated to “Democratic Governance against Corruption” and signed by 34 countries at the Summit of the Americas held in Lima in 2018. It provides strategic guidance to policy makers to bring political commitments into concrete actions that deliver results at the height of the expectations of their citizens.

The brochure gives an overview of the OECD’s collaboration with and work on the region across all of the OECD’s policy areas.

The Latin American Economic Outlook is the OECD Development Centre’s annual analysis of economic developments in Latin America in partnership with UN ECLAC and CAF. Each edition includes a detailed macroeconomic overview as well as analysis on the dynamics shaping the region in the context of shifting wealth, particularly towards emerging economies. Each issue also includes an in-depth look at a special theme related to development in Latin America, taking into account the strategic challenges and opportunities the region will have in the future. Further information can be found on the website.

Alongside the release of its latest (June 2017) Global Economic Outlook, the OECD released specific analysis in Spanish for six Latin American economies: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

This report uses the most recent OECD data, primarily from the PISA 2015 and PIAAC 2012 and 2015 cycles, and seeks to evaluate the Ibero-American experience of education in a bid to extend support to the policy makers of the region.