Commitment to Equity
A joint project with Tulane University's Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Department of Economics, CEQ evaluates and informs governments about how their fiscal policies affect their equity goals and recommends measures to enhance transparency.
On Tuesday, May 6th, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), hosted an event with Therese Turner Jones, Heather Sutton, Stacey Plaskett, and Richard Aborn. This event was the launch of the IDB’s new publication Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combatting Violence with Numbers. The speakers focused on crime and violence, the region’s greatest challenge.
In early May, an employee of the United Nations was kidnapped in Colombia by the FARC rebel group during a visit by the U.N. Security Council to support the country’s recent peace accord. The captors are part of a unit of the FARC that has refused to disarm as part of last year’s peace deal. The following week, eight people were kidnapped by the ELN rebel group, but were later released. How is the implementation of the peace accords between the government and the FARC rebel group going?
On Thursday, May 11th, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event with Denise Dresser, professor of Political Science from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. During the event: What’s Wrong with Mexico & How to Fix It, Dresser addressed the challenges the country is facing today such as the US-Mexico relations, Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency, and corruption.