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Latin American and Caribbean Authorities Will Analyze the Role of Planning for Development in the Post-Pandemic Recovery

The twenty-eighth meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Council for Planning of ECLAC’s Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES) will take place virtually on November 12.

10 November 2020|Announcement

Ministers, deputy ministers and high-level authorities involved in development planning and public administration in Latin America and the Caribbean will analyze the role of planning for development in the post-pandemic recovery during the twenty-eighth meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Council for Planning (RCP), which will be held virtually on Thursday, November 12.

This event is being organized by the Government of Uruguay, as Chair of the RCP’s Presiding Officers, and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), through its Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES).

The meeting will be inaugurated at 11 a.m. local time in Chile (GMT-3) by Isaac Alfie, Director of Uruguay’s Planning and Budget Office, and Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary. Subsequently, the senior United Nations official will make a presentation on the Commission’s proposals for a transformative rebuilding with equality and sustainability and on the importance of implementing comprehensive, participatory and inclusive planning processes in public policy design with a view to the post-pandemic recovery, among other issues.

At the gathering, high-level authorities from the region will examine the scope and challenges of planning for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, given the impact of COVID-19, along with the Agenda’s ongoing relevance as a blueprint for a resilient recovery and for transforming the development model into a more sustainable one. In addition, they will analyze the role of planning with a territorial approach in the post-pandemic recovery to reduce inequality gaps at subnational levels, and the planning challenges related to building resilient public institutions.

The participants will also evaluate progress on the resolutions approved at the XVII Meeting of the Regional Council for Planning of ILPES, held in Montevideo in August 2019. Furthermore, they will discuss preparations for the XVIII Meeting of the RCP, which will take place in 2021.

The XXVIII meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Council for Planning will be transmitted online via the platform https://live.cepal.org/.

The meeting’s full programme, along with general information, is available at this link.

What: XXVIII meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Council for Planning of ILPES.

When: Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Who:

Inauguration, 11:00 a.m. local time in Chile (UTC/GMT -3:00):

  • Isaac Alfie, Director of the Planning and Budget Office of Uruguay, which serves as Chair of the RCP’s Presiding Officers.
  • Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.

Where: Virtual connection via the platform https://live.cepal.org/

For queries related to journalistic coverage of this meeting, contact ECLAC’s Public Information Unit in Santiago, Chile.

Email: prensa@cepal.org; Telephone: (56 2) 2210 2040.