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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
Gobierno Digital en la era de la Revolución de los Datos y la Agenda 2030 de Desarrollo Sostenible
Aug 22, 2016 to Aug 26, 2016
LA ANTIGUA

CEPAL y Cooperacíón Española
 
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
South Africa: Wits Business School Expands its Digital Business Faculty
Wits Business School will be expanding its DigitalBusiness research programmes to introduce digitalskills to business managers and leaders in SA and the continent. This week Telkom and Wits Business School announced a new vacant opportunity for Africa's first chairperson in Digital Business, saying the chair will spawn numerous initiatives through the five-year funding commitment from Telkom. According to Wits Business School, the incumbent will build a team and formalise the value proposition for the academic digital programmes and the research agenda. Professor Steve Bluen, head of the Wits Business School, says this position is a first for SA and the continent and will ensure that Wits is at the forefront of delivering important research and relevant programmes that are essential for doing business in today's digitised world.
29 June 2016
South Africa: Black Graduates Excel in Doctoral Degrees
The number of science, engineering and technology (SET) doctoral degrees awarded to black graduates in South Africa is slightly overtaking the number awarded to white graduates. According to the latest annual SET Indicators publication, released on Thursday, by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), black graduates in South Africa's public universities have grown from 172 in 2005 to 525 in 2014, compared to the growth of 317 to 437 doctoral degrees awarded to white graduates over the same period.
29 June 2016
South Africa: G20 Asked to Consider Smallholder Farmers
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says South Africa would like to see smallholder and family farmers’ issues enjoy rights status at the G20 platform. “Our line of thought is a focus on ensuring that the needs of these farmers, particularly women and youth, are taken into account, giving priority to increasing investment in agricultural technologies within agriculture value chains, as well as research and innovation from seed production up to the plate,” said Minister Zokwana.
29 June 2016
 
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