A legal framework for the future of work

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the way in which workers and employers meet and interact in the market, but the legislation of these new forms of work moves slower than its rapid implementation. This fifth issue of The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean series highlights the urgency of updating the regulations that…

Grant exemptions for several multilateral organizations

The US Treasury amended an executive order banning all transactions with the Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV) to grant exemptions for several organizations. Those authorized to deal with the BCV include the CAF Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. Also exempted were the Red Cross and a host…

Weak trade and investment threaten long-term growth

Trade conflict, weak business investment and persistent political uncertainty are weighing on the world economy and raising the risk of long-term stagnation, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook. World GDP growth is expected to be 2.9% this year – its lowest annual rate since the financial crisis – and remain at 2.9%-3.0% in 2020…

ECLAC Calls for Breaking Statistical Silences and Seeking More and Better Data to Move Towards Sustainable Development with Equality

The United Nations regional commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and the Director of Chile’s National Institute of Statistics, Guillermo Patillo, inaugurated the Tenth Meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas today in Santiago.   The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, urged the region’s countries…

The IMD World Talent Ranking 2019 results

The IMD World Talent Ranking scores countries across three factors of investment and development, readiness and appeal. Cultivating, attracting and retaining a skilled workforce is crucial to strengthen competitiveness and achieve long-term prosperity, particularly in the current dynamic landscape where artificial intelligence, robotics and other new technologies constantly redefine the challenges that governments, businesses and society…