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Authorities and Experts Will Analyse Fiscal Policy Challenges Amid International Crisis

The Executive Secretary of the Organization, Alicia Bárcena, will open the twenty-fourth Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy.

20 January 2012|Press Release

(19 January 2012) The impact of the debt crisis faced by countries in Europe and the policies aimed at simultaneously achieving economic growth and productive convergence and equality in Latin America and the Caribbean are some of the issues which authorities and experts will deal with at the XXIV Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy, which will take place from 24 until 26 January at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

The annual seminar will be opened on Tuesday 24 January at 9 a.m. by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena.

It will be attended by international experts and senior fiscal authorities from Ministries of the Economy, Finance and Planning and from central banks in Latin American countries and Spain.

The seminar is organized by ECLAC, through the Latin American Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES), co-sponsored by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Other issues on the programme for the twenty-fourth seminar include:

  • The interaction between taxation and development. The seminar will examine the progress and challenges in controlling public finances in the region and the role of fiscal policy in lowering income inequality.
  • Fiscal policy in Central America and the Caribbean.
  • Green tax and social reform: options, synergies and limitations.
  • Latin American countries' national development strategies and their link to budget and management by results.

See the agenda for the seminar here.

The media are invited to take part in the seminar (ECLAC headquarters, Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, Raúl Prebisch Conference Room).

Any queries should be addressed to the ECLAC Public Information and Web Services Section. E-mail: dpisantiago@cepal.org ; Telephone: (56 2) 210 2040.

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