Latin American government authorities, international officials and fiscal policy experts will participate on March 10-11 in the XXVII Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy, which will be held at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.
The event is organized by ECLAC (through its Economic Development Division) with the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is also backed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), thanks to the joint ECLAC/AECID program “Renewing the Fiscal Pact in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
The inauguration will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at 9:00 a.m. with speeches by Chilean Finance Minister, Alberto Arenas, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena.
During the seminar, participants will discuss topics such as the fiscal reforms needed for structural change with equality, social spending in recent reforms, taxation systems, incentives and income distribution, and the dynamics of investment. In addition, the main findings of ECLAC’s annual report Panorama Fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe 2015. Dilemas y espacios (Fiscal Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2015. Dilemmas and Spaces) will be presented, along with Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015, prepared with the OECD and CIAT (the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations).
What: XXVII Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy.
Who: Chilean Finance Minister, Alberto Arenas, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will inaugurate the event. Participants will include Latin American authorities, officials from international organizations and scholars.
When: Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.
Where: ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura). Raúl Prebisch Room.