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…

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…

IDB study diagnoses Investment Promotion agencies in Latin America

Resources, presence overseas and the level of targeting of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) contribute considerably to attracting greater volumes of foreign direct investment and to bringing multinational companies to their respective countries, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a key driver of economic development. Despite drops in…

Trade Integration as a Pathway to Development

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has entered a new phase of weak economic performance, but increased integration in international trade and global value chains could reinvigorate economic growth. Steps toward greater trade integration include the United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) and the EU-Mercosur agreements signed in the last year. Both could have substantial…

Public and private-sector leaders highlight IDB’s role in transforming the region

The IDB invited leaders from across the region to celebrate its 60th anniversary Washington, D.C. — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today concluded its official 60th anniversary celebration with a “Voices for Development” seminar, where leaders discussed the importance of women’s empowerment, sustainable infrastructure and the challenges that the digital revolution represents for institutions. During…

IDB 60th Anniversary

IDB 60th anniversary activities begin with business summit focused on development themes The Inter-American Development Bank kicked off its 60th anniversary celebrations with a Business Summit in Washington on the transformational innovations taking place in Latin America and the Caribbean, the region’s insertion into the digital economy, and the challenges of building sustainable infrastructure. The Summit is…

The IDB updates its Procurement Policies

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has carried out an ambitious “Amendment to its Procurement Policies” intended to support the implementation of the Bank’s Institutional Strategy in such areas as technology and innovation, resource mobilization, as well as in the aspects of sustainability, institutional capacity and Rule of Law. The strategic priorities defined in the first…

Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development – 2019

Countries Recognize the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development as an Example of Coordination and Follow-up of the 2030 Agenda in the Region This Friday, April 26, the third meeting of the regional gathering concluded at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile, having drawn more than 1,000 representatives of…