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Latin American Economic Outlook 2019

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Latin America and the Caribbean has seen remarkable socio-economic progress since the beginning of the century. The macroeconomic situation of individual countries has strengthened, living standards have improved, and poverty and inequality have declined. Yet large structural vulnerabilities remain and new ones have emerged. Many of these are linked to countries’ transition to higher income and development levels. The Latin American Economic Outlook 2019: Development in Transition (LEO 2019) presents a fresh analytical approach in the region. It assesses four development traps relating to productivity, social vulnerability, institutions and the environment. It outlines local opportunities for responding to those traps and seeks ways of improving global public goods to reinforce national agendas, all in the context of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. LEO 2019 calls for improving domestic capacities and adopting a new vision of international co-operation as a facilitator to support those efforts.

This publication was launched on 20 March 2019 on the framework of the Conference BAPA+40 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Click here for the agenda and more information.

Press Release: A call for a renewed, inclusive multilateralism: Latin America and the Caribbean at forefront of new forms of international co-operation


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Overview

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Socio-economic risks and challenges: A macro-perspective
Chapter 2: Changing the lens: Development beyond income
Chapter 3: The "new" development traps
Chapter 4: Making states more capable: Building and implementing national strategies

Chapter 5: International co-operation as a facilitator to address new domestic and global challenges
Chapter 6: Special feature: The Caribbean small states


Editorial

Acknowledgments

Acronyms and abbreviations

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What's New?

Launch of the Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2019 - 25/03/2019

Launch of the Multi-dimensional Review of Panama - Volumen 3 - 22/03/2019, Panama City

Launch of the LEO2019 in BAPA+40, Buenos Aires - 20/03/2019

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

 

 

 

Country Notes

Consult the country notes for a quick overview of recent trends and developments - taken from the Latin American Economic Outlook 2019:

Argentina

Brazil

Chile
Colombia

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Costa Rica

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Dominican Republic
Ecuador
   
   
El Salvador
Guatemala



Mexico

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Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Technical note 

 

Previous editions

Latin American Economic Outlook 2018:
Rethinking Institutions for Development

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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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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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