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09 February 2016
Featured News from ECLAC
By mid-2016, the number of inhabitants in Latin America will rise to 625 million, more than six million above the estimated total population in mid-2015, according to the latest population projections made by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

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09 February 2016
Featured News from ECLAC
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Government of Germany agreed on January 26, in Berlin through a convention signed by both parties that the new joint cooperation programme for the period 2016-2018 will be dedicated to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region.

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20 January 2016
Public Integrity Social Demand in Latin America
Video Message: Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), speaking on Public Integrity, social demand in the region as well as the work of the ECLAC creating and generating travel information society.

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08 January 2016
Latin American and Caribbean Growth Projection for 2015 and 2016

Latin American and Caribbean economies will contract -0.4% on average in 2015 and will grow just 0.2% next year, affected by a complex external scenario, according to new projections unveiled today by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

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08 January 2016
The Latin American Economic Outlook 2016 Launched
Latin America’s GDP growth slowdown deepened and is expected to be negative in 2015. For a second consecutive year, Latin America falls behind the average growth of OECD countries after a full decade of convergence with advanced economies, according to the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016.

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08 January 2016
Recapping this Year through the Lens of ECLAC
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) published in 2015 diverse studies regarding the economic, social and environmental situation in the region, including six flagship annual reports that provided statistical information, timely analysis and short- and medium-term outlooks on issues as varied as the expansion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the behavior of foreign investment and international trade, and the evolution of poverty and inequality.

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24 July 2015
Promotional Video on the XX International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform
Click here to watch the promotional video about "XX International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform", which will be held in Lima, Peru, from November 10-13, 2015.
04 May 2015
XX International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform
The Latin American Center for Development Administration (CLAD) and the Government of Peru, through the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), are pleased to announce the celebration of the XX International Congress of CLAD on State Reform and Public Administration which will be held in Lima, Peru, from 10-13 November, 2015.

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04 August 2014
Featured News from ECLAC

(August 4, 2014) ECLAC revised its projections for Latin American and Caribbean economies, which will experience average growth of 2.2% in 2014, affected by the weakness in external demand, less dynamic domestic demand, insufficient investment, and limited room for implementing policies to spur an upturn, the organization announced today.

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04 August 2014
Featured News from ECLAC

"Whoever is not connected will be excluded in an ever more intensive and broader way", this is according to the publication The integration of digital technologies in the schools of Latin America and the Caribbean: a multidimensional overview (Spanish only), which was presented on Friday 18 July at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

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Events
Estrategias para el Gobierno Abierto en las Américas
Oct 17, 2016 to Nov 11, 2016
CEPAL, SANTIAGO

CEPAL, BID, CLAD, OEA y la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto
Gobierno Digital en la era de Gobierno Abierto
Sep 12, 2016 to Oct 07, 2016
CEPAL, MÉXICO DF

OEA, ILPES-CEPAL
 
Documents
Report on National Substantive Training on Open Government Data fpr Sustainable Development
Report on National Substantive Training on Open Government Data for Sustainable Development held in Panama City, Panama on 19 to 23 October 2015.
17 February 2016
Report on National Substantive Training on Open Government Data for Sustainable Development
Report on National Substantive Training on Open Government Data for Sustainable Development held in Panama City, Panama on 19 to 23 October 2015. (Spanish version)
17 February 2016
 
News
Zambia: Zambian Backyard Innovation comes Out Third at Africa Business Idea Competition
A Small Zambian Backyard innovation company has been awarded third place in the Africa Business Idea Competition held in Tanzania. The innovation titled cash to trash involves creating value from the day to day waste we generate in our communities. Speaking in an interview Castrol Shanobe who is the general manager and founder of Newtech recycling company said his innovation will help reduce the problem of indiscriminate disposal of waste by adding value to waste generated in communities.
31 August 2016
South Africa: World Food Programme Launches Innovation Accelerator to Test Drive Hunger Solutions
The Innovation Accelerator combines internal WFP (World Food Program) staff with experts and entrepreneurs from across the private sector and civil society. Teams collaborate for 3 to 6 month periods on selected ideas that are either proposed by WFP innovators with first-hand field knowledge or crowd-sourced by engaging members of the general public. “Every day WFP and our partners work to meet the emergency food assistance needs of the world’s poorest, yet toughest people living in the most vulnerable places around the globe. What we do is not enough to achieve our shared goal of ending hunger by 2030. We must boldly seek new ideas, tools and solutions that make more food available, accessible and ultimately give every person everywhere the ability to feed her or his own children,” said Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Director.
31 August 2016
South Africa: Government to now Focus on the Future
The successful local government elections held on August 3 build on the solid foundation laid by local government in the past 15 years. In this time remarkable progress has been made in accelerating the provision of basic services to the poor. The recent elections were an important milestone that further contributed to building a strong democratic South Africa. It is also encouraging that the combined efforts of all stakeholders ensured that they were largely incident free. The peaceful elections and high voter turnout have attested to the maturity of our constitutional democracy and effectiveness of our electoral system. We applaud all voters for braving the unforgiving cold winter weather to cast their ballots in the country’s fifth democratic local government elections.
31 August 2016
 
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