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Launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2018 - Rethinking Institutions for Development


Launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2018 - Rethinking Institutions for Development

 Monday 9 April 2018; 3:00 P.M CEST

 Location: Lord Jenkins Room, Charlemagne Building, European Commission Brussels


The Latin American Economic Outlook 2018 focuses on the analysis of the increasing disconnect between citizens and public institutions in the Latin American and the Caribbean region, illustrated by a decline of trust, the lack of good jobs and the decreasing satisfaction with key public services such as health and education. The report argues that this growing divide is weakening the social contract in the region, and that a new state-citizens-market nexus must be built, by rethinking institutions to boost inclusive growth and to build states that deliver and respond to citizens’ demands by being more reliable, more capable, more transparent and innovative, and more forward-looking.


Since 2007, the annual report Latin American Economic Outlook has analysed issues related to economic and social development in Latin America. It is currently a joint production between the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the development bank of Latin America ( CAF) and the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in special cooperation with the European Commission for the first time this year.


 The report will be launched by:

  • Stefano Manservisi Director General for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission
  • Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General for Global Economic Issues at the European External Action Service
  • Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary of UN-Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development
  • Gonzalo de Castro, Senior Executive at CAF - Development Bank of Latin America.


 This report will be embargoed until Monday 9 April 2018 3:00 P.M CEST.

To register or requests an advance copy, available in English and Spanish, please contact (Tel: + 33 145 24 82 96).

The findings of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2018 will also be discussed during the Americas Summit in Lima, Peru, on Saturday 14 April.

More information about the report can be found at: You are invited to include this link in Internet articles associated with the report. Follow the launch at # LEO2018.


Important: the rules of the OECD embargo prohibit any radio or television broadcast, or online publication from sharing any information from the study before the end of the embargo period. The media that have been provided embargoed OECD material are informed that if there is a breach of the OECD’s rules, they will automatically be excluded from receiving any future embargoed OECD information.


Press contacts:

- CAF:; Tel: +57 (1) 743-7368

- ECLAC:; Tel: + (56 2) 2 210 2040

- OECD Development Centre:; Tel: +33 145 24 82 96


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