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Intergovernmental publications

The inter-governmental organisation collection contains official publications from both international and regional organisations. The Library collects statistics, annual reports, country reports and policy reports.

The collections of the World Bank, IMF, WHO, WTO, EU, UN all include coverage of the region and countries of Latin America and publications can be found  via the Library catalogue |and are shelved on the first floor of the Library. Increasingly they can also be found online.

Below are some of the regional international organisations concerned with Latin America.

Andean Community (Comunidad Andina)|
Community of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru dedicated to achieving more rapid, better balanced and more autonomous development through Andean, South American and Latin American integration. The website provides treaties, legislation and documents.

Asociacion Latinoamericana de Integracion |(ALADI)
The largest Latin American integration community including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela It promotes the creation of a Latin American common market.  The website provides details of the integration and trade and also some statistics.

Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
The Library collects historical documents, official histories and statistical data|.
The website |provides full text press releases, founding CARICOM Treaty and its protocols. Publications on sale on the web.

Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
The Library aims to collect historical documents, official histories and statistical data|. Publications and reports published but not all freely available on the website| but on sale.  

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
The Library has an extensive collection |relating to the IADB both in the IGO and official publications and in the research collections.
The website| provides documents, data collections, research papers. The Bank has compiled and organized over 1,000 searchable statistics and indicators for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, creating a comprehensive dataset for the region.

Organization of American States (OAS)
The Library holds significant collections |for this organisation.
The website| provides full text of most important documents of the OAS, including its founding Charter and the Inter-American Democratic Charter and annual reports of the Secretary General, OAS resolutions, agreements, and treaties.

Sistema de la Integracion Centroamericana| (SICA)
The Library holds a very small, historical collection|. The website| provide legal documents and recent documents and publications.

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)  /
 Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)
The Library holds a significant collection within the UN collection.
Key journal: CEPAL Review held since 1976; online since 1999.
Publications online: Statistical Yearbook; Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean; Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean; Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean; Social Panorama of Latin America; Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy.

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Interested in aid and development projects in the Caribbean and Latin America region?

The InterAmerican Development Bank has launched a new data visualization tool| which maps aid and development projects in the Caribbean and Latin America region which have had IADB involvement.

Choose a country and a project, then map the results. The section on results includes financial data, project facts and success stories. It is also possible to map results by specific sectors of aid and development. Countries currently available include: Bolivia, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Uruguay