ECLAC and the Development Centre of the OECD have held working meetings with FIIAPP on the presentation of the LEO report on Latin America
Over the past few days, ECLAC, the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Development Centre of the OECD and the European Union have presented the ‘Latin American Economic Outlook 2019:Transitional Development (LEO) report. According to this report, and always under the 2030 Agenda umbrella, Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced significant socio-economic progress since the beginning of the 21st century, although the region continues to face numerous economic and social challenges. The document thus proposes potential national strategies and a new vision for international cooperation to address the pitfalls of development (such as the productivity trap, the social vulnerability trap, the institutional trap, and the environmental sustainability trap) and look for new ways to approach the global public goods agenda.
This vision is inspired by a new approach to development and a new paradigm for international cooperation, adapted to the new global context, and one that facilitates the development of countries with new instruments in defence of a revitalized and inclusive multilateralism .
Coinciding with this presentation, in which FIIAPP was present as a stakeholder in Spanish and European cooperation closely linked to Latin America, the Foundation held separate working meetings with ECLAC and the Development Centre of the OECD.
The ECLAC delegation that met with FIIAPP was headed by Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the organization, and Mario Cimoli, deputy executive secretary. ECLAC and FIIAPP have maintained a long collaborative relationship over the years, participating in projects such as EUROsociAL , in which ECLAC participates in the Orientation Council, and EUROCLIMA+, a programme in which it is a partner in the climate governance component . Likewise, prominent representatives of the OECD development centre, such as Mario Pezzini, its director, and Sebastián Nieto, head of the Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, have also met with representatives of FIIAPP to look for possible areas of collaboration between both institutions. .