Latin America and the Caribbean

Focus

  • The time is now for a new Latin America-China partnership to foster mutual development strategies, says the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016

    Latin America’s GDP growth slowdown deepened and is expected to be negative in 2015. For a second consecutive year, Latin America falls behind the average growth of OECD countries after a full decade of convergence with advanced economies, according to the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016.

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  • Multidimensional Country review 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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  • Start- Up Latin America 2016 just started

    The experiences of Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru’s in startup promotion are being reviewed. The ongoing assessment shows that Latin America is a region in motion: the policy mix of targeted tools has been modernized and new actors and forms rose up in start-up promotion since 2012. A progress report was presented and benefited from comments from high level participants at the Startup Nation Summit in Monterrey (Mexico) on November 20, 2015.

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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

 

Competitiveness

 

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.