9:00 am EDT - 12:20 pm EDT

Past Event

Latin America’s Infrastructure: Roads to the Future

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

9:00 am - 12:20 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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.