On balance, said ECLAC
, investment levels in Mexico for the first half of this year was similar to the average for the previous five years, not counting the atypical increase recorded in 2013.
The flagship CCTs in Latin America have in fact been widely criticized, including by ECLAC
, for operating with a maternalist vision, which assumes that women should take charge of domestic life, care, and raising children.
Faced with difficult prospects on the horizon, ECLAC
predicted that it will be hard for the region to achieve sustained growth, reduce poverty and economic inequality, and become more innovative without diversifying its productive and export structures.
In 2004, for example, Cuba said its economy grew 5%, while ECLAC
put the number at 3%.
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC
The major supplier of FDI flows to Latin America during the 1990s (and historically) has been the United States followed (in order of importance) by Great Britain, Japan, Germany, and France (see ECLAC
s Executive Secretary, Alicia BEircena, and Ecuador s National Secretary for Planning and Development, Sandra Naranjo, inaugurated the event.
To combat the deceleration in the regional economic activity, it is important to prevent the investment rate from dropping, said ECLAC
executive secretary Alicia Barcena said that 66 million people remain mired in extreme poverty --of whom 51% are children--and 167 million are poor, 29% of the region's population.
I am in full agreement with the ECLAC
position on this.
In its annual report, "The Economics of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean," ECLAC
pointed to rising temperatures as one of the greatest economic threats to the region.
She explains about ISO 26000 and the efforts of ECLAC
to establish the standards for social responsibility as another quality in their management scheme.