Infrastructure: Latin America and the Caribbean’s New Growth Engine
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Infrastructure: Latin America and the Caribbean’s New Growth Engine

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Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET/ 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
Location: JB 1-080, World Bank

With the lower commodity prices and uncertain global scenario, Latin America and the Caribbean is looking for alternatives to boost economic growth to continue on its path of reducing poverty and inequality. There is increasing consensus in the region that closing the infrastructure gap will be essential to set the stage for economic recovery. This event will discuss challenges such as the financing, planning, implementation and regional coordination of effective infrastructure programs, and strengthen the momentum for reform in the area.


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Deputy Undersecretary of Public Credit, Mexico
President, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), Colombia
Vice President, Latin America the Caribbean, World Bank Group
Minister of Public Finance, Guatemala
Secretary of International Affairs, Ministry of Planning, Brazil
Minister of Finance, Argentina
Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Chile
Presenter, CNN Espanol