11 December 2015


OECD Development Centre, ECLAC and CAF to launch their joint Latin American Economic Outlook 2016 – Towards a new partnership with China

Friday 11 December 2015 18:30 - 19:30 P.M.

Venue: salón Pegaso en el Centro de Convenciones de Cartagena de Indias, "Julio César Turbay Ayala", Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Accreditation information


OECD Development Centre - Paris, 7 December 2015 - The ninth edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook will be launched on Friday 11 December at 18:30 P.M at the I Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Ibero-American Conference, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.


This year’s edition analyses in depth the economic linkages between China’s current and future transformation and Latin America’s development model. It proposes a forward-looking framework to discuss trends in this relationship, in the context of a new phase of shifting wealth, the shift of the economy´s centre of gravity from OECD economies towards emerging economies.


The report will be presented by:

-        Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

-        Enrique García Rodríguez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

-        Mario Pezzini, Director of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Centre


With honourable interventions by:

-        Maria Angela Holguin, Chancellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia

-        Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary General, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB)

-        High representatives of the Ibero-American Governments


The Outlook will be under embargo until Friday 11 December 2015, 18:30 P.M Colombia time (GMT -5). Requests for information, interviews or/and advance copies, available in both English and Spanish to be sent the day before release, should be directed to Bochra Kriout (; +33 145 24 82 96).

More information on http://www.latameconomy.org/en/. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Outlook. Follow the launch on #LEO2016.


Please note: The OECD's embargo rules prohibit any broadcast, news wire service or Internet transmission of text or information about this report before the stated release time. They also prohibit any communication of the contents of the report or any comment on its forecasts or conclusions to any outside party whatsoever before the stated release time. News organisations receiving OECD material under embargo have been informed that if they breach the OECD's embargo rules they will automatically be excluded from receiving embargoed information in the future.