The Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA) is a partnership between the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings and the Center for the Study of Economic and Social Affairs (CERES) in Montevideo, Uruguay. The initiative aims at producing high-quality, independent, debate-shaping analysis and research on economic and social policies in Latin America.

ESPLA’s core research agenda focuses on macroeconomic policy, social policy, governance, and well-being metrics.