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Latin American Economic Outlook 2017: Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship

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Corporate author:
  • CAF
  • OCDE
UN symbol.: LC/G.2689 ISBN: 9789264262546 313 p.; grafs., tabls. Editorial: ECLAC, OCDE, CAF October 2016


The 2017 edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook explores youth, skills and entrepreneurship. Young Latin Americans embody the region’s promise and perils. They stand at the crossroads of a region whose once promising economy and social progress is now undergoing a slowdown. The Outlook identifi es potential strategies and policy responses to help Latin America and the Caribbean revive economic growth. While development can stem from different sources, skills and entrepreneurship can empower youth to develop knowledge-intensive economic activities, boost productivity and transform the region’s politics as they transition successfully from the world of school to the world of productive work and create that future they seek. The report highlights valuable experiences and best practices in these fi elds and proposes strategies to allow Latin America to consolidate long-term growth while assuring continuity in the social agenda.

Table of contents

Editorial .-- Executive summary .-- Chapter 1. Overview: Improving youth inclusion through better skills and entrepreneurship opportunities .-- Chapter 2. Macroeconomic prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean .-- Chapter 3. Youth inclusion in Latin America and their main challenges .-- Chapter 4. Education, skills and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean .-- Chapter 5. Youth entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean .-- Chapter 6. The future of work, politics and cities.

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