Costa Rica takes over the presidency of the Network, a space for discussion on public regional development policies
Costa Rica has been chosen to take on the presidency of the Latin American Network of Public Policies for Regional Development for the two-year period from 2017 to 2019.
The meeting highlighted the importance of this type of network as a vehicle for the peer exchange of experiences and the possibilities it offers for implementing best practices in the region.
The network is a place for member countries to discuss public regional development policies and to share experiences and knowledge of national regional development policies so as to bring about better territorial cohesion in each country.
The Mexican Secretariat of Agricultural, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU) held the presidency of the Network for the two-year period from 2015 to 2017.
The meeting ended with the signing of an agreement determining the six key topics to be worked on: instruments for territorial planning; cross-border cooperation; indigenous populations; innovation and territory; sustainable cities; and a geographical information and statistics system; as well as gender and territorial approaches to sustainable development and public policies as cross-cutting issues. Another of the agreements was to include Panama and the Dominican Republic as members of the Network.