SUNS #4627 Wednesday 15 March 2000
south-north development monitor SUNS [Email Edition]
Latin America: Needs second generation reforms, broader agenda (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
Development: Third World Summit in Cuba to map out strategy (IPS, New York)
India: Globalization attacked by right and left wingers (IPS, New Delhi)
Agriculture: Consumer groups for mandatory labelling of GM food (IPS, Penang)
Brazil: Community Radios fight for legal status (IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
LATIN AMERICA: SECOND GENERATION REFORMS, WITH BROADER AGENDA NEEDED
Geneva, 14 Mar (Chakravarthi Raghavan) -- The economic policy changes and reforms of the last 10-15 years in the Latin American and Caribbean region have solved some long-standing problems, but have also exacerbated some old problems and created new ones.
These need to be tackled by accelerating economic growth and more investment, with a social offensive to create jobs and improve equity, says a new study by two ECLAC economists.
A summary of the study by Barbara Stallings and Wilson Peres -- "Growth, Employment, and Equity: The Impact of the Economic Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean" -- due for publication in spring 2000, has been released by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).