Over the last 30 years, in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), preferential trade agreements (PTAs) were the instrument of choice for moving toward more integrated markets. Although PTAs were successful in helping countries to move beyond the limitations of earlier, more inward-looking integration initiatives, their proliferation led to a regulatory architecture that has not … [Read more...] about Latin American integration: an insurance policy against uncertainty on global market access
How Competitive Are Latin American Exports?
Policies to springboard the competitiveness of Latin America’s economies were a core topic during talks at the World Economic Forum for Latin America, which recently came to a close in Brazil. At the meeting, political and business leaders agreed that the recent shift in the global trade cycle, which has begun to expand again after years of contraction and stagnation, … [Read more...] about How Competitive Are Latin American Exports?
Twelve Heads of State and More than 1,000 Business Leaders Take Part in the CEO Summit of the Americas
Every three years, the CEO Summit of the Americas brings together heads of state and leading CEOs from the region to analyze opportunities for promoting economic growth and investment and facilitating trade through unprecedented interaction between the public and private sectors via the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD). Some 12 heads of state and over 1,000 business leaders … [Read more...] about Twelve Heads of State and More than 1,000 Business Leaders Take Part in the CEO Summit of the Americas
Increasing the Involvement of Latin American Companies in Global Value Chains
The fragmentation of production processes is an enormous opportunity for countries and companies wishing to put themselves on the global manufacturing and export map What might a vehicle part, a jacket with motion sensors for gaming, a quinoa harvest, or software for managing dairy cattle have in common? All these goods and services are “Made in the Americas,” a marketing … [Read more...] about Increasing the Involvement of Latin American Companies in Global Value Chains
Why Evaluate Regional Cooperation Projects?
Public policies and development cooperation have shifted toward an evidence-based approach. “Evidence” is no longer the exclusive domain of forensic and other scientists: the term is now regularly featured in the design and implementation of public policies in both developed and developing countries. … [Read more...] about Why Evaluate Regional Cooperation Projects?