Economics, Finance & Trade

In recent years, economic opportunities have become the main force driving relationships in the Western Hemisphere. While political cooperation has stumbled, robust trade and financial engagement have been shown to be the best foundation for stronger partnerships between the countries of the region. But Latin American nations face enormous challenges in strengthening their international competitiveness, assuring their position in global finance and trade flows, and achieving equitable growth.

The Inter-American Dialogue seeks to encourage further economic integration and cooperation by building a better understanding of the major trends affecting trade, foreign investment, and economic development in the Americas.

Analysis See all

Charging Ahead: The Growth of Electric Car and Bus Markets in Latin American Cities

Although electric mobility is at an early stage in Latin America, several cities have made significant advances. This new report addresses a number of critical questions about electric transportation in Latin America, drawing on case studies of six urban electric car and bus markets that have seen among the fastest growth in the region.


Michael Shifter en Foro Interamericano

En una entrevista con VOA, Michael Shifter discutió retos que América Latina encara hoy en día, como la innovación, el desarrollo y la integración, así como otros temas de gran magnitud como el éxodo venezolano y el papel de China en la región.

Uncertain Times for the Americas: Perspectives on a Way Forward

Uncertain Times for the Americas: Perspectives on a Way Forward is the report of the 21st Annual CAF Conference. Established in 1996 as a joint initiative of CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Organization of American States, the annual CAF Conference brings together more than 1,000 world leaders to debate and discuss the most pressing developments facing the Americas. 

Press Mentions See all

Más allá de los detalles específicos de la negociación con el FMI, el interrogante más importante en este momento es si el presidente Macri mantendrá el apoyo público y el espacio político necesarios para ejecutar el plan de ajuste.