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Latin America: More open books to boost equitable growth

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.

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Minister of Treasury and Public Finances, Argentina

Senior Advisor for Strategy and Organizational Development of the Organization of American States (OAS)

President of the Federal Court of Accounts of Brazil (TCU)

Senior Fellow and Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue

Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD Secretariat

Centennial Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University

Vice Minister of Economy and Finance, Uruguay

Professor of Economics at the University of Chile

President of the Central Bank of Uruguay

Paraguayan journalist


Paraguayan Minister of Finance

Uruguayan Minister of Economy and Finance

Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group

Vice President, Latin America the Caribbean, World Bank Group

Co-Director, World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

Human Development Sector Director, World Bank Group

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