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Latin American Economic Outlook 2023: Investing in Sustainable Development

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Latin American Economic Outlook 2023: Investing in Sustainable Development

Autor institucional: NU. CEPAL-OECD-CAF-European Commission Physical Description: 283 pages. Editorial: CAF Date: December 2023 ECLAC symbol: LC/PUB.2023/21 ISBN: 9789264561366


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 proposes ways to make this possible through co-ordinated actions by policy makers, the private sector and international partners. It argues that to close existing investment gaps and overcome the region’s structural challenges, it is essential to scale up domestic and foreign investment. These investments should be a catalyst for better quality jobs and an upgraded production structure, harnessing the potential of the region’s endowments and of the green and digital transitions. Better governance and information are key to promoting effective and efficient public and private investments. Public institutions are fundamental to aligning investments with national development strategies while building stronger social contracts. The report presents a series of options for financing this new investment agenda, including innovative debt instruments and a renewed role for development finance institutions. It also highlights the importance of reinvigorated international partnerships across the investment agenda.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- Overview: Investing in sustainable development .-- Chapter 1. Macro-structural perspective .-- Chapter 2. Investment panorama in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges and opportunities .-- Chapter 3. Towards a new structure of production and employment: The role of investment .-- Chapter 4. Unleashing LAC’s production potential: The role of public institutions and financing .-- Chapter 5. International partnerships for more and better investments .-- Country notes.