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Substantive and analytical workshop: Rethinking development in a world in transition - ECLAC 70th Anniversary

Session |
Mon, 27/08/2018 - 09:30 to Tue, 28/08/2018 - 12:30

Recent economic growth in Latin American and Caribbean countries has contributed to increase welfare standards, reduce poverty and tackle some of the most important development challenges in the region.
However, many key issues remain unsolved, such as inequality, regional disparities, lack of domestic diversification and gender gaps, among many others, that must be analyzed and treated under a new perspective: that of “Development in Transition”. The concept of “Development in Transition” is especially relevant in the context of Latin America and the Caribbean where most of countries have been able to speed up their economic development reaching higher levels of income. Under this framework, and considering the Agenda 2030, it is important to understand the process of development as a multidimensional and interconnected one where identifying the main changes in the scope of public policies is a key issue.
This workshop aims to discuss the need to rethink development, analyze some of the key dimensions of the process as well as the interconnection between them.