Future of Latin America

Growing international uncertainty and complexity are provoking an increasing interest in studies of the future.  Profound transformations in the world economy, climate change, and new technologies will ensure that the region’s future is inextricably connected to developments taking place beyond the borders of individual nations.  To address these new challenges, the Inter-American Dialogue is working to support the development of strategic thinking in Latin America, using future and foresight studies.


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Chinese participation in consortia and increased equity investment, often through newly created funds, is replacing headline-grabbing turnkey contracts backed by China’s policy banks. Many of those marquee deals, agreed with national governments from Ecuador to Argentina, have progressed slowly. Instead, investors are seeking value from projects’ long-term operation.