Infrastructure in Latin America: from the investment gap to spending efficiency

Does Latin America have the infrastructure it needs or deserves given its income level? The answer is no.

Latin America has the second lowest rate of infrastructure investment as a share of GDP among developing regions - less than 3 per cent compared to 4-8 per cent elsewhere. So how do we overcome this?

On 22 October 2020, the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre and the LSE Latin American Alumni Associations hosted a webinar on infrastructure investment in Latin America.

Marianne Fay (World Bank), Patricia Pella (Inter-American Development Bank), and Antonella Bancalari (LSE and the Institute for Fiscal Studies) discussed a paradigm shift for the region: how to transition from “spending more” to “spending better”. They highlighted paths that could help Latin America move from structures to services and improve infrastructure for all.

Here you can watch the webinar (below or on Youtube) and check out the presentations from the session (right).

Paths to a paradigm shift in Latin American infrastructure Paths to a paradigm shift in Latin American infrastructure
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