The Network of Central Banks and Finance Ministries is a policy discussion group whose permanent members include the Chief Economists of the Central Banks and Finance Ministries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This network aims to promote a high-level policy discussion on macroeconomic and financial issues and foster collegial bonds among policymakers from Central Banks and Finance Ministries. The network also supports integration between the region’s policymakers and the IDB Research Team, thereby focusing its policy advice on relevant topics and concerns and setting its research agenda. Discussions are conducted behind closed doors under Chatham House Rules, and the Research Department (RES) is the technical secretariat of this network. This network has conducted two policy dialogues per year since 1995. Traditionally, these meetings occur at IDB headquarters, which allows the network to draw on guest experts from other institutions headquartered in Washington. However, during 2020 the meetings happened in a virtual format due to the Coronavirus situation.
58th Meeting of the Network of Chief Economists of Central Banks and Finance Ministries
November 7-9, 2023
The 58th Meeting of the Network of Chief Economists of Central Banks and Finance Ministries will be held November 7-9 at IDB headquarters in Washington, DC. Several sessions are open to the public, including Research and Policy Seminars and panels with Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors from Latin America and the Caribbean. Interpretation will be available in English and Spanish.