This edition of Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean coincides with an
important milestone: the thirtieth anniversary of the Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy
organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Over the past 30 years, this seminar has become a key fixture on the agenda of fiscal
policy events in the region.
Throughout these three decades, the successive editions of the seminar have
served as a forum for national authorities, tax experts and officials from international
organizations to discuss the performance, challenges and opportunities of fiscal policy;
and it has enhanced policy design and management in the individual countries.