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Thirteenth conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning of Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES) and the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management (MPOG) of the Federative Republic of Brazil held the XIII Conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning of Latin America and the Caribbean and The XIV Meeting of the Regional Planning Council. Both meetings were held in the offices of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management of the Federative Republic of Brazil, in Brasilia, on November 21 and 22, 2013.

Brasilia, Brazil - 21-22 Nov 2013

Description

The city of Brasilia hosted the XIII Conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning of Latin America and the Caribbean and the XIV Meeting of the Regional Planning Council (CRP), which brought together the highest authorities in the region in terms of Planning of public policies for development.

The Conference is an open event, upon invitation, which brings together ministers and heads of planning in Latin America and the Caribbean and aims to promote dialogue and cooperation in development planning and public management. This year's meeting focused on the articulation between development planning and Latin American and Caribbean integration. Topics such as long-term vision, public investment and infrastructure for integration were tackled from a regional perspective.

Concluded the Conference was the XIV Meeting of the CRP, the highest intergovernmental body to guide the activities of ILPES. This closed forum is made up of representatives of ILPES member states. Its agreements are contained in resolutions submitted for ratification at the sessions of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The XIV Meeting of the Council considered the ILPES work program until 2017 and elected a new Board of Directors of the Institute for that period.

Programme

Basement Auditorium / Thursday 21 November

2 p.m. Registration

2.30 p.m. Meeting of Heads of Delegation (Ministry of Planning, Nobre meeting room, 9th floor)

3 p.m. Opening session and lectures
Lecture: “Latin American and Caribbean integration in development planning”, by Miriam Belchior, Minister for Planning, Budget and Management of Brazil
Lecture: “Public management and planning: strengthening the agenda on integration for development with equality in Latin America and the Caribbean”, by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

4 p.m. Break 2013-797 2

4.30 - 6 p.m. Investment in infrastructure for regional integration and its financing
• Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC

National perspectives
• Esther Bemerguy, Secretary for Planning and Investment at the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management of Brazil
• Graciela Oporto, Under-Secretary for Territorial Planning of Public Investment, Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services of Argentina • Andrés Arauz, Under Secretary General of Planning for Good Living of Ecuador
• Viviana Caro, Minister of Development Planning of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
• Gabriel Frugoni, Director of the Office of Planning and the Budget of Uruguay

Comments by representatives of regional integration bodies
• Glenda Vilela, representative of the Structural Convergence Fund of MERCOSUR (FOCEM)
• Nick Rischbieth, Chief Executive Officer of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)

6.30 p.m. Reception for Conference participants, hosted by the Executive Secretary of ECLAC
 

Friday, 22 November

9 a.m. – noon Dialogue on planning and regional integration: the role of ILPES
Moderator: Ricardo Bielschowsky

Planning and prospective analysis: towards a new integration culture in Latin America and the Caribbean
• Jorge Máttar, Chief of the Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES)

National perspectives
• Ekaterina Parrilla, Secretary for Planning and Programming of the Office of the President of Guatemala
• Julio César Raudales, Technical Secretary for Planning and External Cooperation of Honduras
• Roberto Gallardo, Minister of Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica
• José Molinas Vega, Technical Secretary for Economic and Social Development Planning of Paraguay 

Comments by representatives of regional integration bodies
• Robby Ramlakhan, Secretary-General of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO)
• Rolando Terrazas, Infrastructure Projects Director, Southern Region, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

Noon Discussion

12.30 p.m. Conclusions and close of the seminar 

21-22 Nov 2013
Meetings and technical symposiums
Ministerio de Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão
Brasilia - DF
70040-906
Brazil

Contact

María Paz Rivera
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
mariapaz.rivera@cepal.org
(56-2) 2210-2618
Daniela Gebhard
Instituto Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Planificación Económica y Social (ILPES), CEPAL
daniela.gebhard@cepal.org
(56-2) 2210-2630

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