World Economic Forum on Latin America

Reforming for Growth and Inclusion

Latin America is expected to drive profound transformations on the political and economic levels prompted largely by societal discomfort and protests against poverty, inequality, and corruption. With a sluggish economic outlook, stagnant productivity and fiscal challenges, the region, which has shown resilience in the past, now needs to take crucial measures to respond to a threatening global recession and to secure long-term growth. On the political front, ideological divides, corruption and unsatisfying government policies and services have weakened societal trust in and support for institutions. Finding regional strategies to resolve these issues has become more complex due to regional differences and further fragmentation that might be resulting from the recent string of elections in Latin America. Debates on climate change and environmental risks have revealed conceptual differences that could have dire consequences for the region’s future. In light of these challenges, it is an absolute priority for us to come together to define a new human-centered, holistic approach to tackling them.

At a time when emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies promise to propel economic growth, empower people and facilitate progress towards sustainable development, will Latin American leaders rise to the challenge?

The meeting will explore how the Fourth Industrial Revolution can support the region’s transition to prosperity, and will focus on the following Forum Platforms:

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