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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: Ultra Broadband is becoming more Prominent in Africa
Huawei ICT Summit & UBBS (Ultra-Broadband Summit) was held in Pretoria on the 19th July 2016. With the theme of “Broadband for All, Building a Better Connected Africa”, the summit was attended by some 300 delegates, including operator executives, experts from industrial standards organizations and consultants. The attendees gathered at the summit to discuss the ICT strategies for Africa as well as ICT development trends and hot topics.
29 July 2016
South Africa: South African Student Wins Big at Google Science Fair
A 16-year-old South African has won the coveted Google Science Fair Community Impact Award, in the hotly-contested Africa and Middle East region. Kiara Nirghin, from Johannesburg, is now in the running to become one of 16 Global Finalists, who will get to visit Google Headquarters in California in September, for the Annual Awards celebration. The Google Science Fair invites the brightest young minds from around the world to answer one important question: how can they make the world better through science, math, and engineering. That’s precisely what Kiara has done with her submission, No More Thirsty Crops. With the Southern African region experiencing its worst drought in more than two decades, Kiara has come up with a revolutionary way of keeping crops hydrated for longer, at a much lower cost.
29 July 2016
South Africa: Customs Complex Opens in Richards Bay IDZ
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has unveiled a R16 million Customs Controlled Area (CCA) Gate Complex at the Industrial Development Zone in Richards Bay. Speaking during the event on Friday, MEC Zikalala said the CCA signals the readiness of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) to conduct business and attract even more investors to Richards Bay. "The CCA boasts a CCA with dedicated RBIDZ Staff and South African Revenue Services (SARS) officials to provide support for access and customs controls as well as VAT requirements," he said.
29 July 2016
 
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