Jul 21

Past Event

Latin America's Infrastructure: Roads to the Future

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Summary

Promotion of infrastructure investment is a key prerequisite for sustainable development as these services directly affect household’s quality of life and the productivity and trade opportunities of firms and industries. On July 21, the Latin America Initiative at Brookings and the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) hosted a discussion of CAF’s recent report titled “Roads to the Future: Management of Infrastructure in Latin America.”

Leading experts on Latin America examined infrastructure investment in this region. Mauricio Cárdenas, senior fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative, provided opening remarks. Pablo Sanguinetti, research director in the Public Policies and Competitiveness office at CAF, presented a general overview of the report’s findings. This was followed by two panel discussions dealing with impact of infrastructure on the productive sector and the role of institutions for sustaining infrastructure development. After each panel, participants took audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • Opening Remarks

    • Mauricio Cárdenas

      Director

      Senior Fellow

    • Presentation: Pablo Sanguinetti

      Research Director, Public Policies and Competitiveness Office, Andean Development Corporation (CAF)

  • Panel 1: The Impact of Infrastructure on the Productive Sector

    • Presentation: José Gregorio Pineda

      Deputy Research Director, Andean Development Corporation

    • Juan Blyde

      Trade Economist, Trade and Integration Sector, Inter-American Development Bank

    • Mauricio Cárdenas

      Director

      Senior Fellow

    • Richard Frank

      Chief Executive Officer, Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd

  • Panel 2: Institutions for Sustaining Infrastructure Development

    • Presentation: Pablo Sanguinetti

      Research Director, Public Policies and Competitiveness Office, Andean Development Corporation (CAF)

    • José Luis Guash

      Senior Regional Advisor, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank

    • Claudio Loser

      Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue

    • Carolina Rentería

      Executive Director for Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Philippines, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago, The World Bank

Details

July 21, 2009

9:00 AM - 12:20 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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