Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Planning will meet in Brasilia at the Regional Council for Planning (CRP), an interministerial body led by ECLAC's Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES), where they will discuss planning and public management as tools for the governance of development in the region.
ILPES, which is part of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), will invite Ministers and Heads of Planning from the region's governments on 21 and 22 November 2013 in the capital of Brazil to present an up-to-date overview of the public management and planning of development in Latin America.
Alongside the meeting of the Regional Council for Planning, Brasilia will also host the Conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning of Latin America and the Caribbean, which aims to facilitate and promote the exchange of experiences and research on public policy management and planning.
Conference participants will discuss the resurgence of planning in the region's countries and its public policy role, as well as the territorial, national and regional dimensions in terms of improving economic and social infrastructure for the development and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean.
There will also be a forum for debate on building future visions for a cohesive region that boasts significant progress in reducing inequalities and poverty.
The Conference will present the main results of the Ministerial Planning Dialogues, which were an ECLAC initiative to gather information from relevant Ministers about the current state of national planning development systems.
Once the information is collected, conversations are held with Ministers to find out first hand about each country's national experiences and plans for its system.
These results will form the basis for consolidating the Substantive Report on 21st Century Planning and the cooperation proposal that ILPES will present to Ministers.
At the Regional Council for Planning, delegates will discuss the guidelines of Ministers and authorities in terms of the ILPES programme of work for the 2014-2015 biennium, to ensure that the priorities match the challenges identified.
The meeting will also agree on the Presiding Officers of the Regional Council for Planning, who regularly meet to review progress and compliance with the agreements adopted by the Council in the areas of training, technical cooperation and research.
For more information on ILPES and the Regional Council on Planning, visit the website www.eclac.org/ilpes/