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Public Policies for Human Development
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Latin America
 
 
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09 Apr 2010
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More active public policies are needed to increase higher levels of human development. The United Nations' millennium development goals have been adopted by all countries, but despite substantial progress in recent decades major challenges remain. Those challenges are also considerable in most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and this was the case even prior to the setbacks caused by the global economic crisis of 2008-2009.

This book provides a robust quantitative analysis of the financing constraints to achieve human development goals for poverty reduction, universal primary education, reducing child and maternal mortality and improving access to drinking water and sanitation, covering 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributions to this book assess the macroeconomic trade offs of scaling up public expenditures for this purpose based on a unique integrated quantitative approach to human development, growth, inequality, and poverty reduction.


Description


More active public policies are needed to increase higher levels of human development. The United Nations' millennium development goals have been adopted by all countries, but despite substantial progress in recent decades major challenges remain. Those challenges are also considerable in most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and this was the case even prior to the setbacks caused by the global economic crisis of 2008-2009.

This book provides a robust quantitative analysis of the financing constraints to achieve human development goals for poverty reduction, universal primary education, reducing child and maternal mortality and improving access to drinking water and sanitation, covering 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributions to this book assess the macroeconomic trade offs of scaling up public expenditures for this purpose based on a unique integrated quantitative approach to human development, growth, inequality, and poverty reduction.


Contents

Preface
About the Editors
About other Contributors
Overview; R.Vos, M.V.Sánchez & E.Ganuza 
Latin America and the Caribbean's Challenge to Reach the MDGs: Financing Options and Trade-offs; R.Vos, M.V.Sánchez & C.Kaldewei
MAMS: an Economy-wide Model for Analysis of MDG Country Strategies - an Application to Latin America and the Caribbean; H.Lofgren & C.Diaz-Bonilla 
Argentina; M.Cicoweiz, L.Di Gresia & L.Gasparini
Bolivia; W.Jiménez, M.Mariscal & G.Canavire
Chile; R.O'Ryan, C.J.De Miguel & C.Lagos
Costa Rica; M.V.Sánchez
Ecuador; M.León, J.Rosero & R.Vos
Honduras; M.Bussolo & D.Medvedev 
Mexico; A.Ortega & M.Székely
Nicaragua; M.V.Sánchez & R.Vos
Peru; J.F.Castro & G.Yamada
Index
 


Authors


MARCO V. SÁNCHEZ is economic affairs officer at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UN/DESA), New York, and was previously associated with the Sub-Regional Office in Mexico City of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
 
ROB VOS is director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UN/DESA), New York, and Professor of Finance and Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
  
ENRIQUE GANUZA is resident representative of the United Nations in Santiago de Chile and was chief economist for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) at the initiation of the project leading to the present publication
 
HANS LOFGREN is senior economist of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) of the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank he was senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
 
CAROLINA DÍAZ-BONILLA is economist in the Poverty and Gender Unit of the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LCSPP) of the World Bank. During most of the project's duration, she was an economist in the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) of the World Bank.