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The second meeting of the Latin America Emerging Markets Forum took place in Bogota, Colombia, on April 1–3, 2009.

The Latin America Forum addressed pressing economic and social concerns of the countries in the region. This year’s meeting mainly focused on the impact of the global financial turmoil in Latin America, the lessons that can be drawn from it, the economic prospect for Colombia, the importance of inclusive growth, infrastructure development, trade and investment in the region.

This meeting provided a timely and ideal platform which enabled us to have frank and honest discussions about the global economic crisis and the many challenges ahead.

The below background papers aimed to provide the basic structure and guidance for most of the discussions:

Forum Information:



2009 Latin America Meeting of the EMF Background Papers

Reform of the Global Financial System and the Role of the IMF

By Jack Boorman, EMF.

Is Latin America Becoming More Inclusive?

By Nora Lustig, GW University & Center for Global Development.

Infrastructure in Latin America: Achieving High Impact Management

Stefania Scandizzo & Pablo Sanguinetti, Corporación Andina de Fomento.

Global Financial Turmoil and Emerging Market Economies: Major Contagion and a Shocking Loss of Wealth

By Claudio Loser, Centennial Group.

Cross-Border Trade and Investment among Emerging Economies: Lessons from differing experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin America

By Claudio Loser, Centennial Group.

Lessons from Colombian Economic Development

By Juan Carlos Echeverry, University of Los Andes, Colombia.