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Addressing the graduation policy in Chile: raising the visibility of thestructural gaps that hinder development in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Addressing the graduation policy in Chile: raising the visibility of thestructural gaps that hinder development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Oviedo, Enrique - Fernández, Andrés Physical Description: 46 pages. Editorial: ECLAC Date: May 2024 ECLAC symbol: LC/TS.2024/37

Description

This document aims to reaffirm the central role played by the international cooperation system, in the different forms it can assume, in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For the countries of the region to achieve the Goals, it is essential to ensure their access to technical assistance and knowledge sharing, strengthen collaborative partnerships, promote active multi-stakeholder participation and increase mobilization of funding for development.

In 2017, Chile was one of three Latin American and Caribbean countries that were “graduated” by the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), thereby becoming ineligible for official development assistance. Chile is leading the debate on the concept of graduation and its underlying principles, considering it a process that obscures the structural gaps to development and, in conjunction with other countries of the region, argues that using per capita income as the basis for graduation contradicts the provisions of the 2030 Agenda.

Table of contents

Introduction .-- I. Challenges facing Chile within the economic and social context of Latin America and the Caribbean in the wake of the pandemic .-- II. Chile in the discussion on development and structural gaps .-- III. Conclusions.