Latin America and the Caribbean


  • Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015

    Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean have remained stable in 2013 and continue to be considerably lower, as a proportion of national incomes, than in most OECD countries. Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 1990-2013 shows that the average ratio of tax revenue to GDP in the 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries covered by the report was 21.3% in 2013, 0.1 percentage point above the ratio in 2012. The tax-to-GDP ratio rose from 19.5% to 21.2% over the 2009-12 period.

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  • Innovation Policy in Panama

    This report reviews the experience of Panama in designing, implementing and evaluating innovation policy. It provides a comparative analysis of Panama’s innovation performance and reviews the design and implementation of the national innovation policy focusing on the National Plan (2010-2014).

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  • Multi-Dimensional Country Review of Peru

    Peru has experienced significant improvements in growth, well-being and poverty reduction since the introduction of macroeconomic reforms, economic openness and more effective social programmes in the 1990s. However, the country still faces structural challenges to escape the middle-income trap and consolidate its emerging middle class.

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The work of the OECD Development Centre on Latin America seeks to fuel policy dialogue and support reform efforts by providing innovative and over-arching regional perspectives through its flagship publication Latin American Economic Outlook and Revenue Statistics in Latin America. Furthermore, it engages in country-specific and thematic work across a number of areas related to fostering economic development while ensuring inclusive growth.

Fiscal Policy and Inequality




Shifting Wealth

Multidimensional Country Reviews
Global Value Chains Initiative
Natural resources
Tackling inequality requires finding the right policy mix, including strong tax systems, good public services and inclusive social policies for the poor and the emerging middle class.   Boosting competitiveness requires broad based policies in areas such as infrastructure, education and skills, innovation and financial inclusion.  We contribute to the design and success of these policies.   Understanding the impact of the global rebalancing in Latin America, from the rise of new emerging economies, to the global recomposition of production and the overcoming of the Middle Income Trap.