A Decade of Light and Shadow: Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1990s

Front Cover
United Nations Publications, 2003 - Business & Economics - 355 pages
0 Reviews

The 1990s were a transitional period that marked a turning point in the economic, social, and political development of Latin America and the Caribbean. This volume looks back at the decade to evaluate the major events associated with the consolidation of the region's reform process--while taking into account the uneven pace of progress in the various countries and areas. The contributors assess high points and low points, achievements and setbacks, to create a realistic portrait of the region during that period as well as to provide the reader with a more informed view of the central issues emerging. Table of Contents I: The Global and Regional Context II: Connections between the Internal and External Environments III: Macroeconomic Performance IV: Structure and Performance of Goods-Producing Sectors V: Infrastructure Service Sectors VI: The Social Sectors VII: Creating Opportunities for Sustainable Development VIII: Economic and Social Performance in the CaribbeanIX: The Restructuring of National Territories

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Foreword
15
The global and regional context
27
Connections between the internal and external environments
59
IIL Macroeconomic performance
99
Structure and performance of goodsproducing sectors
129
Infrastructure service sectors
175
The social sectors
215
Creating opportunities for sustainable development
261
loss of natural
288
Economic and social performance in the Caribbean
293
crude birth and death rates and total
314
The restructuring of national territories
321
average annual growth rates
323
directly elected mayors a good
332
Bibliography
341
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2003)

José Antonio Ocampo currently serves as United Nations under secretary general for economics and social affairs and is the former executive secretary of ECLAC. He has also held a number of posts in the government of Columbia, including minister of finance and public credit. He is the author of several books on globalization and development, including Beyond Reforms: Structural Dynamics and Macroeconomic Vulnerability (World Bank and Stanford University Press, 2005).