In the face of slower economic growth and a rapidly changing global context, Latin American countries are having to adapt their monetary and fiscal strategies, advance structural reforms and open for further integration.
The region needs to consolidate its social accomplishments, further its economic resilience, sustainability and competitiveness, and improve its credibility as a leading business environment.
All the highlights from the last day of the World Economic Forum on Latin America.
Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world. Prisons and police have done nothing to change that.
Panama is one of Latin America’s most competitive economies. A large part of that is down to immigration, says Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann.
All the highlights from the first full day of the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2017.
Start-ups do very little to boost economies unless they grow, research shows. Policy-makers should instead focus on helping existing companies expand.
The skills gap in Latin America is big, with 50% of firms struggling to find the right people.
After years of protectionism and economic nationalism, Latin American countries are ready to open up again – just as the rest of the world turns inwards.
The global economy is looking stronger in 2017. Will Latin America be swept along by this wave of growth? That remains to be seen – but these four trends could hold some clues.
Latin America’s migration crisis is less talked about than others, but it raises just as many challenges.
Latin America needs impact investors to help tackle the region’s major challenges.
Intraregional trade is vital for economic growth in Latin America. To achieve it, these challenges must first be overcome.
NAFTA has been heavily criticized. But rather than ripping up this trade agreement, we should focus on improving it.
The challenge for Latin America is to transform its young population into workers with the right skills. That is not yet happening.
“Failure of national governance”, “unemployment” and “fiscal crises” are all prominently cited as risks by Latin American and Caribbean business executives.
How climate-resilience is Latin America? This is how countries across the region compare.
3.2 billion people live in countries where civic space is either repressed or non-existent. Without action from the business world, things will only get worse.
Two-thirds of Latin Americans don't have internet access. These innovative projects are doing something about that.
Since the start of the new millennium, China has become one of Latin America’s key trading partners. What is the future of these relations?
Could self-efficacy be the best way to reduce poverty?
In some parts of Latin America, taxation levels are closer to those seen in sub-Saharan Africa.
Citizens are increasingly using the internet for their own personal safety, and are now expecting authorities to do the same.
The nature of healthcare is so diverse and complex, and the pace of digital change so rapid, that it is not possible to innovate in isolation.
The job for life is a thing of the past and millennials are likely to have many careers over long working lives.
Two new free trade agreements could provide just the economic boost Brazil so badly needs.
The Trade Facilitation Agreement will make Latin American trade faster, cheaper and more secure.
When companies go digital, they must focus less on the technologies and more on the people using them.
Utilities companies must decide on the right strategic approach to tackle this new environment we're living in.
The protection gap for floods around the world is already large and continues to grow. How can insurance become a tool for governments to cope with climate change?