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23 August 2022 | Press Release
In a new edition of its flagship annual report “Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean,” the United Nations organization underlines the challenges of reactivating investment and growth in a context of growing external and domestic restrictions.
13 June 2022 | Press Release
Authorities from Finance Ministries in 12 of the region’s countries kicked off the XXXIV edition of the Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy, at ECLAC’s headquarters.
6 June 2022 | Press Release
A new special report by ECLAC indicates that the economic deceleration, higher inflation and the slow and incomplete recovery of labor markets will increase poverty, extreme poverty and food insecurity in the region in 2022.
12 January 2022 | Press Release
In its annual report Preliminary Overview of the Economies 2021, ECLAC emphasizes that 2022 will be a year of major challenges for growth, job creation and tackling the pandemic’s social toll.
31 August 2021 | Press Release
ECLAC’s new annual report warns that the crisis has worsened the region’s structural problems, forecasts a deceleration for next year, and affirms that in order to sustain inclusive, dynamic and sustainable growth, more investment and employment are needed.
29 April 2021 | Press Release
A special issue of the CEPAL Review on COVID-19’s economic and social effects in the region was presented during a webinar led by Alicia Bárcena, the organization’s Executive Secretary.
16 December 2020 | Press Release
In its Preliminary Overview of the Economies of the region, ECLAC forecasts an average contraction of -7.7% for 2020 – the largest in 120 years – and a rebound of 3.7% in 2021.
6 October 2020 | Press Release
ECLAC launched its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020, an annual report in which it reaffirms that international cooperation, through better distribution of global liquidity, must underpin the expansion of policy space in the region.
29 June 2020 | Press Release
In a joint virtual seminar with the Federal Senate of Brazil, the commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, emphasized that a new development model will be needed after the COVID-19 pandemic.
12 December 2019 | Press Release
According to a new annual report by the United Nations regional organization, the region will grow 0.1% in 2019 and 1.3% in 2020.
11 November 2019 | Press Release
ECLAC updated its growth projections for the countries of the region.
31 July 2019 | Press Release
ECLAC presents its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting the importance of expanding fiscal space and reorienting investment, productivity and monetary policies to spur the economies of countries in the region.
11 April 2019 | Press Release
The organization updated its projections for the region’s economic activity.
17 October 2018 | Press Release
ECLAC has updated its growth projections for the countries of the region.
23 August 2018 | Press Release
ECLAC released today its Economic Survey 2018, in which it offers a profound analysis of the evolution of investment in the region.
14 December 2017 | Press Release
ECLAC released today new projections for the region’s countries. A more favorable external context along with greater dynamism in consumption and domestic investment will favor the expansion.
3 August 2017 | Press Release
ECLAC holds its projection for average regional growth at 1.1% and stresses the importance of macroeconomic policies to regain economic dynamism.
14 December 2016 | Press Release
After two consecutive years of decline, the region will grow by 1.3% in the upcoming year in a complex international scenario, according to ECLAC’s new projections.
17 December 2015 | Press Release
ECLAC updated its growth projections for 2015 and next year. The fall in commodities prices and declining investment are some of the factors behind the slow regional expansion.
29 July 2015 | Press Release
Vitalizing investment is key to boosting growth and productivity in the region, ECLAC indicates in a new report.

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