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Latin American Economic Outlook 2020: Digital transformation for building back better

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Corporate author:
  • NU. CEPAL
  • OCDE
  • CAF
UN symbol.: LC/PUB.2020/10 ISBN: 9789264593466 307 p. Editorial: ECLAC, OCDE, CAF September 2020

Description

The Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2020 focuses on the role of digital transformation in helping to navigate through challenging times. The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on socio-economic conditions, accentuating the already complex scenario faced by a region with significant structural weaknesses. This unprecedented crisis comes at a time of high aspirations and reinforces the need to transform the very foundations of the development model in the region. The report explores how digital transformation can help to cope with the current socio-economic situation, boost productivity, strengthen institutions and achieve higher levels of inclusion and well-being. The LEO 2020 also highlights that international partnerships are fundamental to reaping the benefits of the digital transformation.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- Executive summary .-- Overview: Digital transformation for an inclusive and sustainable recovery post Covid-19 .-- Chapter 1. Structural macro perspective and the role of the digital transformation to overcome development challenges .-- Chapter 2. Fostering productivity and enhancing the digital transformation .-- Chapter 3. The digital transformation for all .-- Chapter 4. Rethinking public institutions in the digital era .-- Chapter 5. The role of international co-operation in the digital age .-- Chapter 6. Special feature: The Caribbean .-- Country notes.