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LSE - Inter-American Development Bank Public Lecture - 1st November @ 18:30

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 Event Invitation - Doing More with Less: efficient spending for better lives
LSE- IDB annual conference 2018 - 1st November 18:30 - 20:00 at LSE followed by drinks reception


Alejandro Izquierdo, Chief Economist a.i. at the Inter-American Development Bank will present a public lecture entitled Doing More with Less: efficient spending for better lives.

Latin America faces a difficult puzzle: having reached middle income status, its citizens demand more and better services from government. However, and because of the commodity boom of the 2000s, many countries increased expenditure to stark levels and will need to adjust now that external conditions are not as favourable as in the past. Moreover, they will need to look into domestic sources of growth given upcoming headwinds in the region. How can this puzzle be solved? IDB's flagship publication, "Better Spending for Better Lives", provides a key to this puzzle: doing more with less and allocating expenditure without short-changing the future. Analysis of government spending in Latin America and the Caribbean reveals widespread waste and inefficiencies that could be as large as 4.4 percent of the region's GDP, showing there is ample room to improve basic services without necessarily spending more resources.

The lecture is based on the IDB's flagship publication Development in the Americas, 2018 edition, "Better Spending for Better Lives: how Latin America and the Caribbean Can do more with Less<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fflagships.iadb.org%2Fen%2FDIA2018%2FBetter-Spending-for-Better-Lives&data=01%7C01%7CFAZIAP%40iadb.org%7C7caba5459ada4071193208d632b2d929%7C9dfb1a055f1d449a896062abcb479e7d%7C0&sdata=jlTi9CryOnqT5zhjXnFx1J3wdouZKliTKIsdGuDFTt8%3D&reserved=0>".

Please register you place if you would like to attend the conference: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/doing-more-with-less-efficient-spending-for-better-lives-tickets-51253132499

Best wishes,

Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC)
Institute of Global Affairs (IGA)

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