This report by the AS/COA Summit of the Americas Private Sector Working Group explores initiatives to create the talent and skills necessary for job growth and economic development. The report will be distributed to hemispheric leaders in anticipation of April's Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.
Papers & Reports
This Energy Action Group working paper explores Chile’s efforts to achieve the energy security it needs to promote continued economic growth. Recommendations are based in part on a high-level meeting with Chile's energy minister.
Does the increased presence of Indigenous and Afro-descendant representatives in Latin American legislatures make a difference in policy outcomes and laws for those populations? This white paper presents findings across four countries in select national congresses and assemblies from 1986 to 2012.
This white paper presents findings on ways to ease youth access to labor markets in Mexico and El Salvador, with lessons for the region as a whole. It draws attention to private-sector initiatives that promote youth employment through skills training, entrepreneurship, and support of at-risk youth.
This Americas Society white paper provides the first comparative look at the average economic effects of how restrictive versus non-restrictive immigration-related city ordinances affect a business environment. Using statistical analysis, the report demonstrates that non-restrictive city ordinances are better for an overall jobs environment.
Amid global economic instability, volatile oil prices, and an uncertain political landscape for energy and environmental regulations, this Energy Action Group report details findings from meetings with energy ministers, regulatory officials, private sector executives, and leading experts from across the Americas.
This white paper presents findings on easing access to labor markets for disadvantaged youth, drawing attention to innovative programs that promote formal employment in Colombia and Peru. Research was carried out by the Americas Society’s Social Inclusion program.