EUROsociAL participates in the XXVI Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy in Chile. Along with international institutions, fiscal authorities from the governments and central banks of several Latin American countries and Spain discussed fiscal policy reform.
Foto cedida por la CEPAL. Seminario en Santiago de ChilePhoto courtesy of ECLAC. Seminar in Santiago de Chile
The Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) organized the forum, which has become consolidated over its 26 editions as the place to debate and analyze the main trends and challenges of public finances in the region. Over the two days, diverse aspects of public spending and revenue were addressed, in addition to directly related issues, such as transparency, social participation and equity in fiscal policies. The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) provided support and participated, as a member of the EUROsociALProgramme, in this forum held in Santiago de Chile from 20 to 22 January.
During the seminar, the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCDE), the Development Centre of the OCDE, ECLAC and the Inter-American Centre for Tax Administrations (CIAT) published the report ‘Tax Statistics in Latin America 2014’, which provides an overview of the main trends in tax matters in Latin America.
EUROsociAL took an active role in the forum through the participation of Inma Zamora, Programme Director; Jesús Rodríguez, Director of Studies of the Spanish Institute for Tax Studies (IEF) and operational partner of same; and Óscar Cetrángolo, member of the support group of the Programme’s Orientation Council. They highlighted the major themes of fiscal policy they are working on within the framework of the Programme, such as equity, improving the quality of public spending, and improving tax policy and management, all focused on improving social cohesion.
You can see more photos of the seminar by going to the ECLAC Flickraccount.