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Latin America’s Infrastructure: Roads to the Future

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.


Opening Remarks

Panel 1: The Impact of Infrastructure on the Productive Sector


Juan Blyde

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

Panel 2: Institutions for Sustaining Infrastructure Development


José Luis Guash

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


Carolina Rentería

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

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