Financing for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Overview

Since the early 1990s, the nations of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) have joined other developing countries in an effort to bring the issue of financing for development to the agenda of the United Nations. Although the discussion had begun earlier in the 1980s in the context of the North-South Dialogue, it was not until 1997, when a financial crisis hit many developing countries, that a decision was made to convene an international forum.

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Overview

Since the early 1990s, the nations of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) have joined other developing countries in an effort to bring the issue of financing for development to the agenda of the United Nations. Although the discussion had begun earlier in the 1980s in the context of the North-South Dialogue, it was not until 1997, when a financial crisis hit many developing countries, that a decision was made to convene an international forum.

What is the role and what are the sensitivities and perspectives of LAC in regard to financing for development? Financing for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean attempts to provide a comprehensive answer to this question, taking into account the need to prevent external crisis in the future, to reduce the vulnerability of the reigion, to reform the international finanicial system, and to minimize the social impact of these factors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789280810622
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press
  • Publication date: 1/25/2002
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Andres Franco is Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations in New York.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Financing for Development on the Agenda of the RIO Group 1
1 The International Conference on Financing for Development 7
2 The Role of the United Nations in Financing for Development: An Institutional Approach 13
3 Regional Trends in Global Perspective 25
4 The Role of Regional Development Financial Institutions 55
5 The International Financial Architecture: Towards the Creation of a Stable Framework for Financial and Exchange Markets 75
6 External Indebtedness and Economic and Social Development 101
7 Intra- and Extraregional Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America 119
8 Financing for Development in Latin America: A View from the Private Sector 145
9 Report on the Authors' Roundtable Held at Columbia University 181
List of Contributors 187
Index 191
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