Opening Remarks at the IDB’s Leadership in Diversity Conference: “Setting the Tone from the Top” by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno

November 19, 2009
Latin America and the Caribbean is a land rich in cultural and ethnic diversity and yet, it is the most unequal region in the world. While indigenous peoples, women and African?descendants have their own unique history, they all confront discrimination and marginalization which are dramatically reflected in vital spheres of life: o They have low levels of political representation

Presentation to the Committee fro Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament

June 18, 2008
Latin America and the Caribbean experienced solid growth in 2007, external indebtedness declined in relative terms, and international reserves have risen. However, inflationary expectations have started to mount, due in part to the increase in oil and food prices.

Social Development Week

October 24, 2005
It is an honor for me to open the Second Social Development Week, an opportunity to reflect and share lessons learned and innovative ideas in an area critical to our region’s development. Thank you all for being here, particularly those of you who have come from the region to share your experiences in the field, including our colleagues from the Bank’s Country Offices.