Executive Briefings

Latin American Development Interests Launch Database on Regional Investment

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have jointly launched a website that tracks infrastructure investments made by countries within the region.

In its first stage, the Infralatam website is offering data on 15 Latin American countries for the period from 2008 to 2013. The resource plans to record annual figures and include public- and private-sector investment aimed at acquiring economic infrastructure assets such as water and sanitation, defense against flooding, energy, irrigation, telecommunications and transportation. The project proposes to issue annual updates of the figures, as well as expand coverage to include additional countries. The information is expected to be of use to entities responsible for public policy and planning in Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as public, private and international participants such as investors, scholars, builders, equipment suppliers and civil-society organizations.

Read Full Article

In its first stage, the Infralatam website is offering data on 15 Latin American countries for the period from 2008 to 2013. The resource plans to record annual figures and include public- and private-sector investment aimed at acquiring economic infrastructure assets such as water and sanitation, defense against flooding, energy, irrigation, telecommunications and transportation. The project proposes to issue annual updates of the figures, as well as expand coverage to include additional countries. The information is expected to be of use to entities responsible for public policy and planning in Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as public, private and international participants such as investors, scholars, builders, equipment suppliers and civil-society organizations.

Read Full Article