The 2017 edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook explores youth, skills and entrepreneurship. Young Latin Americans embody the region’s promise and perils. They stand at the crossroads of a region whose once promising economy and social progress are now undergoing a slowdown. The Outlook identifies potential strategies and policy responses to help Latin America and the Caribbean revive economic growth. While development can stem from different sources, skills and entrepreneurship can empower youth to develop knowledge-intensive economic activities, boost productivity and transform the region’s politics as they transition successfully from the world of school to the world of productive work and create that future they seek.
This report highlights valuable experiences and best practices in these fields and proposes strategies to allow Latin America to consolidate long-term growth while assuring continuity in the social agenda.
Press release: Empowering the 40% of young Latin Americans not in formal jobs, education or training could spark new growth engines, says latest Latin American Economic Outlook
Chapter 1: Overview: Improving youth inclusion through better skills and entrepreneurship opportunities (available in Portuguese)
Chapter 2: Macroeconomic prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean
Chapter 3: Youth inclusion in Latin America and their main challenges
Chapter 4: Education, skills and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean
Chapter 5: Youth entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean
Chapter 6: The future of work, politics and cities
The Latin American Economic Outlook is the OECD Development Centre’s annual analysis of economic developments in Latin America in partnership with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). Each edition includes a detailed macroeconomic overview as well as analysis on the dynamics shaping the region in the context of shifting wealth, particularly towards emerging economies. Each issue also includes an in-depth look at a special theme related to development in Latin America, taking into account the strategic challenges and opportunities the region will have in the future.
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