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Launching of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2009 in San Salvador - 28 October 2008

 

 

 

 

Participants Biographies 

The OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría presented the Latin American Economic Outlook 2009 on 28 October, during his trip to El Salvador on the occasion of the XVIII Iberoamerican Summit. Elías Antonio Saca, President of El Salvador and host of the Iberoamerican Summit accompanied the OECD Secretary General in the presentation of the report. Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of International organisations participated also in the launch. This second edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook highlights how governments in the region can go beyond using fiscal policy as a mere tool for macroeconomic stabilisation and begin to maximise its potential to promote development and consolidate democratic legitimacy.

 

Speech by the OECD Secretary General (Español)

Agenda of the event (Español)
Participants Biographies

 

Fiscal Policy in Latin America: Creating oportunities for the youth
XVIII Ibero-American Submmit 


28 October 2008 ● 6 pm - 8.30 pm
Hotel Sheraton Presidente, Av. La Revolución · Col. San Benito · San Salvador

 

Introductory Remarks

Angel Gurría, Secretary General, OECD

 

Opening Speech

Elías Antonio Saca, President of the Republic of El Salvador

 

Presentation of the Outlook

Angel Gurría, Secretary General, OECD

 

Roundtable:  Fiscal Policy in Latin America: Creating Oportunities for the Youth 

 

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Alejandro Foxley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile

Angel Gurría, Secretary General, OECD

Enrique Iglesias, Secretary General of the SEGIB – Iberoamerican General Secretariat

Haroldo Rodas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guatemala

Soraya Rodríguez, Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Spain

 

Chairman: Javier Santiso, Director, OECD Development Centre

 

Closing Remarks

Ana Vilma de Escobar, Vice President of the Republic of El Salvador