The seventh Ministerial Forum on Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, held on 30-31 October 2014 in Mexico City, focused on Multidimensional Progress in the region. The event included ministers from more than 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries who had come together to discuss an agenda for social and economic development. The vice-presidents of Uruguay and the Dominican Republic were among the participants.
In the keynote addresses, OPHI’s Sabina Alkire illustrated how national multidimensional poverty measures can be used as tools for policies; Gonzalo Hernandez Licona from the Mexican National Council for Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL) shared Mexico’s experience in using its multidimensional measure for policy; and Alicia Barcena from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) analysed the macroeconomic context and the need for policy innovation.
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