Latin American and Caribbean countries to analyze role of state institutional framework and development planning in post-pandemic recovery


Ministers, deputy ministers and high-level authorities from the countries of the region as well as representatives of international organizations and the United Nations will analyze the role of the institutional framework of the State and of development planning in the post-recovery recovery. -pandemic, during the Eighteenth Meeting of the Regional Planning Council (RCP) of the Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES), which will take place from October 19 to 21 in a hybrid format, that is, virtual and in person.

Participants in this meeting will analyze the challenges, experiences and perspectives related to development planning in the region amid the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as its role in achieving post-pandemic recovery with equality and sustainability.

The meeting, of an intergovernmental nature, will be inaugurated on Tuesday, October 19 at 10:30 am local time in Chile (UTC / GMT -3h00) by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Héctor Alexander, Minister of Economy and Finance of Panama; and Isaac Alfie, Director of the Planning and Budget Office (OPP) of Uruguay, in his capacity as Chairman of the ILPES Regional Planning Council.

As part of the meeting, ECLAC will present the position paper Resilient institutions for a transformative post-pandemic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean: contributions to the discussion, in which he proposes that institutions strengthen / develop renewed capacities to deal with present and future crises, such as anticipatory governance, the systematic opening of channels for civic participation and collaborative leadership, among others, and alignment of short-term policies aimed at overcoming the pandemic effects with structural change strategies based on a strong impetus for economic, social and environmental sustainability in a set of sectors capable of becoming the engines of a new development model. The chapters of this report will serve as a basis for discussion of the three panels that will take place during the meeting.

The Regional Planning Council is the subsidiary body of ECLAC responsible for providing substantive guidance for ILPES activities, and is composed of ministers or authorities responsible for planning from member states of the regional commission of United Nations.

The eighteenth meeting of the Regional Planning Council will be broadcast online via www.cepal.org and https://live.cepal.org/, and on ECLAC accounts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cepal_onu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu).

The program of the meeting, as well as general information on the event, is available on the website specially created for the gathering.

You can follow all the details of the meeting live on ECLAC’s social networks with the hashtags # planificaciónALC and #planningLAC.

Members of the media are invited to participate in the meeting.

What: Eighteenth Meeting of the Regional Planning Council (RCP) of ILPES.

Who: Inauguration (Tuesday October 19, 10:30 a.m. local time in Chile, UTC / GMT -3:00):

  • Isaac Alfie, Director of the Planning and Budget Office (OPP) of Uruguay, in his capacity as President of the ILPES Regional Planning Council.

  • Héctor Alexander, Minister of Economy and Finance of Panama.

  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

When: From Tuesday 19 October to Thursday 21 October 2021.

Or: Online transmission via the sites www.cepal.org and https://live.cepal.org/, and on the ECLAC accounts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cepal_onu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu).

For any questions and to arrange interviews, contact the Public Information Unit of ECLAC.

Email: [email protected]; Telephone: (56 2) 2210 2040.



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