LACRP Social Inclusion Summit

Lead-up Events

Workforce development and local green investments: A focus on Latin America

Local governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can harness investments in renewable energy and green infrastructure to provide quality jobs to rural or vulnerable communities. Local skilled workforces are necessary to make these investments a lever for social inclusion. Between 2015 and 2020, IDB research with LinkedIn data noted that green skills such as environmental services have grown by as much as over 100% in many Latin American countries. This session will bring together IDB project partners from the LAC region with policymakers to discuss strategies to bring together local government efforts, where many green investments are made, with nationwide vocational training systems. 

Perspectives and developments of Grassroots Economies in Latin America and the Caribbean

In response to the call for submissions, which invited experts from diverse disciplines and geographic areas to contribute papers of academic excellence addressing policy design and broader societal issues, the event Perspectives and Developments of Grassroots Economies in Latin America and the Caribbean will be hosted at Universidad del Rosario, towards the 3rd OECD Ministerial Summit on Social Inclusion scheduled for October. 
25-26 April 2024 
Bogota, Colombia 

OECD Week Side Events

Previous Ministerials

Informality and Social Inclusion in the times of COVID-19

In July 2020, the OECD-LAC Social Inclusion Summit: Informality and Social Inclusion in the times of COVID-19 co-organised with the Dominican Republic, addressed the need for a new Social Pact to lead the way to a more inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.  

Towards Inclusive Social Protection Systems in LAC

The First Ministerial Summit on Social Inclusion was held in Asuncion, Paraguay on 16 November 2017. It focused on the imperative of building more inclusive social protection systems and how they can be adapted and reformed to promote formal jobs and consolidate the region’s growing middle class. It highlighted the importance of conducting a transition from conditional cash transfers and fragmented programmes to integrated systems that provide support and protection across the life cycle, increasing effi ciency in social spending and improving progressivity of taxation. 

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