Investment policy

Latin America and Caribbean: Conference on investing in infrastructure for jobs and development


Bogotá, Colombia - 6-8 July 2011



Photo: (left to right) H.E. Germán Cardona, Colombian Minister of Transport; Mr. Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre; Mr. Luis Liberman, Vice President of Costa Rica; Mr. Roberto Zurli Machado, Infrastructure Director and Board Member of BNDES, and Mr. Eduardo Bitrán, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (former Minister of Public Works, Chile).


Co-organised by the Government of Colombia and the OECD, this conference is the second meeting of the Latin America and Caribbean-OECD Investment Initiative. Following on from the Initiative's launch meeting in Santiago, Chile, the second meeting focused on investing in infrastructure for jobs and development, specifically:

  • business objectives in public-private partnerships (PPPs)

  • government objectives in PPPs

  • maximising the contribution of PPPs to social objectives

  • preparing successful contracts for PPPs in infrastructure

  • experiences in dispute settlement

  • PPP peer reviews and business evaluations

This conference brought together policymakers, international experts and other interested stakeholders from business, labour, and civil society. The leading intergovernmental organisations in the region were also represented, including the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), currently chaired by Brazil.


Conference documents

  • Conference proceedings
  • Draft agenda


  • Presentation by Colombian Vice Minister of Transport, Ms. Maria Constanza Garcia (in Spanish)
  • Presentation by Mr. Julio Ratia, Area Manager Centro America y Caribe, Agbar (in Spanish)
  • Mrs. Silvia Urbina Restrepo, Deputy Director, Contracts, Colombian Ministry of Transport (in Spanish)



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Documents and links

More about the Latin America and Caribbean-OECD Investment Initiative

2011 Update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Policy Framework for Investment

OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure

Private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector




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