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Latin American Development Forum series

August 2003 - present


The Latin American Development Forum series promotes debate and disseminates knowledge and analysis on economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Books in this series discuss economic growth, structural reforms, social security, globalization and its social effects, poverty reduction strategies, macroeconomic stability and capital flows, financial systems and market reforms, and more. Sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the World Bank, the series seeks to convey the excitement and complexity of the most topical issues in the region. Manuscripts chosen for publication represent the highest quality in each institution’s research and activity output, and have been selected for their relevance to the academic community, policymakers, researchers, and interested readers.


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Wage inequality in Latin America : understanding the past to prepare for the future (English)

What caused the decline in wage inequality of the 2000s in Latin America? Looking to the future, will the current economic slowdown be regressive? ... See More +

Publication 122492 DEC 28, 2017

Messina,Julián; Silva,Joana C. G. Disclosed

Beyond commodities : the growth challenge of Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Growth Challenge of Latin America andthe Caribbean shows that Latin America and the Caribbean's growthperformance over the past decade cannot be reduced to the commodityboom: growth-promoting reforms that strengthened financial development,increased trade openness and improved infrastructure development alsoplayed a significant role and can continue doing so. ... See More +

Publication 1101101 NOV 09, 2016

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Brueckner,Markus; Clavijo,Mateo; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Cashing in on education : women, childcare, and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Investments in education across countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have transformed the lives of millions of girls and the prospects of their families and societies. ... See More +

Publication 113644 OCT 04, 2016

Mateo Díaz,Mercedes; Rodriguez Chamussy,Lourdes Disclosed

Work and family : Latin American and Caribbean women in search of a new balance (English)

Over recent decades, women in Latin America and the Caribbean have increased their labor force participation faster than in any other region of the world. ... See More +

Publication 105982 MAY 12, 2016

Chioda,Laura Disclosed