Steady growth and sound economic policies improved the lives of millions in the region over the past decade. The poverty rate dropped from 42 percent in 2000 to 25 percent in 2012, and for the first time ever, the number of people belonging to the middle class now surpasses the number of poor.
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October 7, 2014 — The World Bank Chief Economist for the region, Augusto de la Torre, discussed in this webcast how the current, low-growth environment could increase inequalities in Latin America.Read More »
September 9, 2014 — The new strategy is built around three broad themes: sustained employment creation in farms and firms; improving availability of assets for people and households; and reducing environmental risks and safeguarding natural resources.Read More »