For over 20 years, the OECD has been working closely with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate policy dialogue and the dissemination of good practices in areas such as investment, education, inclusiveness, competition, good governance, anti-corruption and fiscal policy. 

The OECD has never been closer to the LAC region than it is today: Chile and Mexico are OECD member countries, and Colombia and Costa Rica are in the process of acession. The Organisation also has a a co-operation programme with our Key Partner Brazil and is completing a two year country co-operation programme with Peru, and Argentina is stepping up its engagement via a tailored Action Plan. All of these countries, as well as the Dominican RepublicPanamaParaguay, and Uruguay, are members of the OECD Development Centre.

In January 2016, OECD members decided to strengthen co-operation with the region through the creation of an OECD LAC Regional Programme, launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris. The Programme aims to support the region in advancing its reform agenda along three key regional priorities: increasing productivity, enhancing social inclusion, and strengthening institutions and governance.

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Latest and forthcoming events

OECD - Latin America and the Caribbean Newsletter now available in English and Spanish - to subscribe to the Newsletter please click here

>> February 26: Launch of the Economic Survey of Chile in Santiago, Chile - find the press release here

>> February 28: Launch of the Economic Survey of Brazil and Release of the Active with Brazil brochure in Brasilia, Brazil - find the press release here

>> March 14: 10th Meeting of the OECD LAC Investment Initiative

>> March 26-27: Launch of the Revenue Statistics in Latin America report 

>> March 28: OECD LAC Regional Programme Side Event on “Promoting Integrity and Strengthening Anti-Corruption Efforts in LAC” - 2018 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

>> April 18: 2nd Ministerial Summit on Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean - Regional Trade Integration and Productivity, co-organised by the World Bank, the OECD and the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica

OECD March on Gender

>> Explore OECD data on the LAC region

Developed by the OECD, this key issues publication describes the challenge of social inlcusion in Latin America, through the prism of poverty, vulnerability and inequality, and discuss the policy levers that can be used in response, with special focus on the role of social protection systems.

This Better Policies Series brochure was prepared for the launch of the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Programme at the 2016 Ministerial Council Meeting. It aims to help governments in the region by identifying reform priorities.

The Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 calls for investing in youth through better education, improved skills and entrepreneurship opportunities to ignite economic growth and build a solid basis for long-term progress. The report, jointly produced by the Development Centre of the OECD, the United Nations Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) and the Development ‌Bank for Latin America (CAF), shows how social, ethnic, gender and geographical conditioning impacts people’s paths through life.

Alongside the release of its latest (June 2017) Global Economic Outlook, the OECD released specific analysis in Spanish for six Latin American economies: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

This report uses the most recent OECD data, primarily from the PISA 2015 and PIAAC 2012 and 2015 cycles, and seeks to evaluate the Ibero-American experience of education in a bid to extend support to the policy makers of the region.