Latin American Economic Outlook 2018

 

The Latin American Economic Outlook 2018: Rethinking Institutions for Development focuses on how institutions can underpin the foundations of a long period of sustained and inclusive growth and increased well-being. The report begins with an overview of the main macroeconomic challenges, analysing the complex macroeconomic context in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, and exploring policy options to boost potential growth, with a particular focus on trade. It then analyses the link between low trust and society’s disconnection and dissatisfaction with institutions and a number of long-standing, structural features of the region as well as more recent, contextual dynamics that are shaping LAC’s economy, society and politics. In this respect, the report examines how the social contract can be strengthened in LAC, mainly through a state that delivers and responds to citizens’ changing demands, as well as through policies and institutions which provide good and equal socio-economic opportunities in a rapidly changing global context.

 

Press Release: Regaining citizens’ trust in public institutions is key to resuming inclusive growth and well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean


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This publication was launched on 9 of April at the European Commission in Brussels. Click here for the agenda and more informaiton.

 


Chapter 1: The social contract in Latin America and the Caribbean: situation and policy challenges

Chapter 2: Macroeconomic prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean

Chapter 3: Institutions to make the state deliver in Latin America and the Caribbean

Chapter 4: Institutions to embrace a future of better jobs and greater well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

What's New?

Presentation of the LEO2018 at the Univeridad del Rosario, Colombia - 24/07/2018 (in Spanish)

Presentation during the XVII Encuentro Santander América Latina - Digital Transformation - 19-21/06/2018

Follow the live Presentation of the event on Taxes in Latin America at the Wilson Center - 20/04/2018 - 15h Paris time

Presentation of the LEO2018 at the Inter-American Dialogue, Washington D.C. - 18/04/2018  (agenda)

Launch of the LEO2018 at the European Commission, Brussels - 09/04/2018 (agenda)

Presentation Skills in Argentina - Seminar on Labour and Social Inclusion, Tulane University - RAP

 

Country Notes

Consult the country notes for a quick overview of recent trends and developments - taken from the Latin American Economic Outlook 2018: 

 





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Mexico
 



Brazil  

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Peru
 

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Methodological Note  
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Previous editions

Latin American Economic Outlook 2017:
Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship

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Latin American Economic Outlook 2016:
Towards a New Partnership with China

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(Chinese version 中文)

Latin American Economic Outlook 2015:
Education, Skills and Innovation for Development

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Latin American Economic Outlook 2014:
Logistics and competitiveness for development

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Latin American Economic Outlook 2013:
SME Policies for Structural Change

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Latin American Economic Outlook 2012:
Transforming the State for Development

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Latin American Economic Outlook 2011:
How Middle-Class is Latin America?

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Latin American Economic Outlook 2010:
Migration and Remittances in Latin America

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Latin American Economic Outlook 2009:
Fiscal Policy

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Latin American Economic Outlook 2008

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The Latin American Economic Outlook

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), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the Europen Commission. 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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