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New Edition of ECLAC-OECD-CAF and European Commission Report Will Be Launched in Santiago, Chile

12 December 2023|Announcement

The publication “Latin American Economic Outlook 2023: Investing in Sustainable Development” (LEO 2023), will be unveiled on Friday, 15 December, at the United Nations regional commission’s headquarters.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF), and the European Commission, will present next Friday 15 December a new edition of their traditional annual report “Latin American Economic Outlook 2023: Investing in Sustainable Development” (known as LEO by its English acronym), at the United Nations regional commission’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

Latin America and the Caribbean needs an ambitious and comprehensive investment agenda to embark on a stronger and more sustainable development trajectory. The 16th edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO): Investing in Sustainable Development argues that, it is essential to scale up domestic and foreign investment and overcome the region’s structural challenges. These investments should be a catalyst for better quality jobs and an upgraded production structure. The report proposes ways to make this possible through co-ordinated actions by policy makers, the private sector and international partners.

The launching event will be held from 09:00 to 11:00 a.m. local time in Chile (UTC/GMT -3:00). Panellists participating in the launch include:

• Daniel Noboa, President of the Republic of Ecuador (pre-recorded video)

• Mathias Cormann, Secretary General, OECD (pre-recorded video)

• José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of ECLAC

• Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Director, OECD Development Centre

• Ewout Sandker, Head of Co-operation, European Union Delegation in Chile

• Julián Suárez Migliozzi, Country Representative Chile, Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF)

A discussion panel will follow, with the participation of Nicolás Grau, Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile*; Jorge Iván González, Minister, Director of the National Department of Planning, Colombia; and João Rossi, Director for International Organizations and Development, Ministry of Planning and Budget, Brazil, among other authorities and experts.

Members of the media are invited to attend the launch at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Celso Furtado conference room). Journalists must have their media credentials or IDs with them to gain entry and must get accredited in advance by sending an email to

To attend in person, please register in the following webpage:

The event will also be broadcasted live in the following link: English- Spanish interpretation will be available.


This report will be embargoed until Friday 15 December 13:00 CET/9:00 AM Chile time.

To request an advance copy in English, please contact at the OECD Development Centre (Tel: + 33 145 24 82 96).

More information about the report can be found at: . You are invited to include this link in Internet articles associated with the report. Follow the launch at #LatinAmerica & #EconomicOutlook.

What: Launch of the annual report LEO 2023: “Latin American Economic Outlook 2023: Investing in Sustainable Development”.

Who: Representatives from OECD, ECLAC, CAF and the European Commission.

When: Friday 15 December, 2023, 09:00 - 11:00 a.m. Chile time (GMT -03:00 hrs).

Where: ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarsköld 3477, Vitacura, Celso Furtado Conference Room).

Also on ECLAC’s website and at

Press contacts:

- CAF:; Tel: +57 (1) 743-7368

- ECLAC:; Tel: + (56 2) 2 210 2040

- OECD Development Centre:; Tel: +33 145 24 82 96