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Latin American Economic Outlook 2020

Digital Transformation for Building Back Better

The Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2020 focuses on the role of digital transformation in helping to navigate through challenging times. The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on socio-economic conditions, accentuating the already complex scenario faced by a region with significant structural weaknesses. This unprecedented crisis comes at a time of high aspirations and reinforces the need to transform the very foundations of the development model in the region. The report explores how digital transformation can help to cope with the current socio-economic situation, boost productivity, strengthen institutions and achieve higher levels of inclusion and well-being. The LEO 2020 also highlights that international partnerships are fundamental to reaping the benefits of the digital transformation. The LEO is a joint annual publication produced by the OECD Development Centre, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the European Union (EU). It is the first pillar of the EU Regional Facility for Development in Transition for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Published on September 24, 2020Also available in: Spanish

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Acronyms and abbreviations
Editorial
Executive summary
Overview: Digital transformation for an inclusive and sustainable recovery post Covid-19
Structural macro perspective and the role of the digital transformation to overcome development challenges
Fostering productivity and enhancing the digital transformation
The digital transformation for all
Rethinking public institutions in the digital era
The role of international co-operation in the digital age
Special feature: The Caribbean
Country notes14 chapters available
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Mexico
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
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