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Branding a Nation

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Poder

In a new article for Poder, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth examines economic reform in Peru. As the country achieves investment grade, President Alan Garcia seeks to build on the recently approved free-trade agreement with the United States, "ensuring the benefits reach as many people as quickly as possible." ... Read More

Back to Basics

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  <i>Americas Quarterly</i> Spring 2008

Universal welfare programs are returning to the social policy mix in the hemisphere. By their very nature, limited social assistance policies have limited impact, writes José Antonio Ocampo. Read the full text of the article in the Spring 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly, released April 24. ... Read More

High Inequality

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Spring 2008

Recent research suggests that exclusion represents a severe drag on the region's economic growth and stability. Tackling high inequality and low social mobility is fundamental to getting economies on a sure footing, writes Guillermo Perry. Read the full article in the Spring 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More