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Latin America: More open books to boost equitable growth

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An increasing number of people in Latin America are calling for greater transparency and accountability in the public sector as a means of achieving more equitable economic growth, especially in light of the strong deceleration of the region’s economy. At the same time, corruption remains a top concern in the region: More than 60% of people interviewed in 2015 felt that “nothing” or “a little” is being done to fight it, according to an opinion survey in the Latinobarometro.

It’s within this context that government representatives, Harvard academics, and other experts will meet in Montevideo, Uruguay, on April 28 and 29 to discuss the most efficient measures to increase government transparency and respond to the public’s demands for more effective accountability in the public sector in Latin America.

What can be done? We invite you to join the conversation online and via social media using the hashtag #cuentasclaras.