Governance for Growth with Equity

April 22, 2016

Upcoming World Bank Regional Conference to discuss the challenges of enhancing transparency and accountability in Latin American and Caribbean

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, April 21, 2016 – The World Bank invites media representatives to participate in the upcoming regional conference, Cuentas Claras, Governance for Growth with Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Nearly 300 leaders from the region, international partners, academia and civil society will be gathering in Montevideo, on April 28th and 29th to discuss how to raise long-term growth with a greater focus on transparency, accountability and equity.


Two-day high-level conference that will include four plenary sessions streamed online in English and Spanish


  • Jorge Familiar, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Danilo Astori, Minister of Economy and Finance, Uruguay
  • Santiago Peña, Minister of Finance, Paraguay
  • Alfonso Prat-Gay, Minister of Treasury and Public Finances, Argentina
  • Mario Bergara, Central Bank Governor, Uruguay
  • Deborah Wetzel, Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank
  • Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva, Co-Director of the 2017 World Development Report (WDR) Governance and the Law, World Bank

DATE/TIME: April 28, 8:45 am to 1 pm (Local time) and April 29, 11 am to 1:30 pm (Local time)

PLACE: Punta Cala, Avenida de las Américas Km. 18, Montevideo, Uruguay


Journalists participating remotely will be able to send question before and during the live webcasts via the above link, via Twitter with the hashtag #CuentasClaras, or through Facebook Journalists covering the event in person should be registered to attend the conference. Here is the online form to register.


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