The objective is to intensify the exchange of planning policies to reduce inequalities in Latin America
Eight Latin American countries have signed a declaration of intention with the objective of minimising social differences and promoting development in the region. The agreement was signed during the International Seminar for Regional Politics in a Global Context, promoted by the Brazilian Ministry of National Integration and by FIIAPP through the EUROsociAL II Programme.
The director of this Programme, Inmaculada Zamora, who was present in Brasilia to create the Latin American regional development network, highlighted that similar experiences in Europe can contribute to the Latin American model: “We are going to support this proposal by providing all of the necessary advising. We believe it is possible to reach common objectives all while respecting the autonomy of each country”.
This declaration was signed by Brazil, Argentina,Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Paraguay; and is supported by EUROsociAL, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES/CEPAL).
The document proposes the creation of a Latin American regional development network and suggests the use of tools that will allow for assistance for actions taken in each one of the countries in the long-term.
The data on the different regions will be first analysed with the indicators that already exist and are used by the OECD. “In the future, however, we will be able to develop a new analysis model capable of serving the entire region in accordance with the needs verified during the process”, concluded Inmaculada Zamora.