Past eventDirector's Breakfast Briefing

The Economic Future of Latin America and the Caribbean

13 June 2017 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Jorge Familiar, Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank



The Latin America and Caribbean Region (LAC) is expected in 2017 to emerge gradually from six years of economic slowdown including two years of recession. However, the economies of the region still face significant hurdles to prosperity such as addressing major infrastructure gaps, improving education outcomes, tackling corruption and ensuring economic growth is genuinely inclusive.

The head of the LAC area at the World Bank will outline the region’s economic prospects, challenges and opportunities. How can LAC countries boost economic growth while protecting the social gains made over the last decade, such as halving poverty and increasing the size of the middle class? How can governments strengthen transparency and accountability and prevent corruption and violent crime? And what can be done at the governmental and multinational level to mobilize private sector investment in priority sectors?

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule

This event is only open to Major Corporate Member and Partner organizations of Chatham House.

If you would like to register your interest, please RSVP to Linda Bedford. We will contact you to confirm your attendance.