Towards Inclusive Social Protection Systems in Latin America

By Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, OECD Home to over 600 million people, the greatest challenge ahead for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be to forge a more inclusive growth model that can provide quality work for the 5 million youths who join the labour force every year, and ensure that the benefits of growth and globalization are fairly shared.[i] Reforming and expanding social protection systems will be key to building a new social contract between governments and citizens in the region. Since the turn of the century, sustained rates of economic growth fuelled by high commodity prices spurred a number of innovative social policies in the region, mainly in the form of conditional cash transfers (CCT): the Brazilian Bolsa […]


“Latin America, the vision of its leaders” A book by Andrés Rugeles and 100 regional leaders

The Colombian Andrés Rugeles has achieved an almost impossible...

Global Tourism Industry on Track for Full Recovery by 2024

The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]