For over 20 years, the OECD has been working closely with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate policy dialogue and the dissemination of good practices in areas such as investment, education, inclusiveness, competition, good governance, anti-corruption and fiscal policy. 

The OECD has never been closer to the LAC region than it is today: Chile and Mexico are OECD member countries, and Colombia and Costa Rica are in the process of acession. The Organisation also has a a co-operation programme with our Key Partner Brazil and is completing a two year country co-operation programme with Peru, and Argentina is stepping up its engagement via a tailored Action Plan. All of these countries, as well as the Dominican RepublicPanamaParaguay, and Uruguay, are members of the OECD Development Centre.

In January 2016, OECD members decided to strengthen co-operation with the region through the creation of an OECD LAC Regional Programme, launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris. The Programme aims to support the region in advancing its reform agenda along three key regional priorities: increasing productivity, enhancing social inclusion, and strengthening institutions and governance.

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Ministerial Conference

16-17 November 2017 - Asunción, Paraguay

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Latest and forthcoming events

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>> October 18: Release of the OECD Review of Labour Market and Social Policies: Costa Rica

>> October 24-25: Workshop on SME Development with CENPROMYPE, in co-operation with SELA and the OECD LAC Regional Programme Central American Initiative

>> October 27: Release of the review Assessing the Impact of Digital Government in Colombia: Towards a new methodology

>> October 30: Release of the OECD Review of Health Systems: Peru 2017 and Monitoring Health System Performance in Peru - Data and Statistics

>> November 14-15: 7th LAC Fiscal Policy Forum in Asunción, Paraguay

>> November 16: International Conference & Ministerial Meeting of the OECD Latin American and the Caribbean Regional Programme - "Towards Inclusive Social Protection Systems in Latin America and  the Caribbean" in Asunción, Paraguay

>> November 17: 5th Steering Group Meeting of the OECD Latin American and the Caribbean Regional Programme in Asunción, Paraguay

OECD data on the LAC region