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Collection relating to trends in global and regional trade in goods and services, trade policies and negotiations, and regional integration processes, among other topics, analysed from the perspective of the position of the Latin American and Caribbean region in the global economy. Prepared by: Division of International Trade and Integration. ISSN: 1680-869X.

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China: current and potential role in infrastructure investment in Latin America
No.144

China: current and potential role in infrastructure investment in Latin America

China’s investments are one way for expanding infrastructure that many Latin American countries have been seeking through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). To attract and retain the interest of the private sector, the existence of a proper, strong governance, as well as stable and sound legal frameworks is paramount. Decision-making and implementation processes also need to be improved to ensure that the match between the infrastructure investment needs in Latin America and the Chinese financing capabilities effectively results in a leap towards the improvement of infrastructure in quantity and quality, an imperative for the sustainable development of the region.

The current...

  • Chauvet, Pablo
  • Chen, Taotao
  • Jaimurzina, Azhar
  • Xu, Run
  • Jin, Ying
February 2020
LC/TS.2019/68
72 p.