Competitiveness in Central America: The Road to Sustained Growth and Poverty Reduction

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J. Luis Guasch

World Bank - Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure Sector (LCSFP)

Liliana Rojas-Suarez

Center for Global Development

Veronica Gonzales

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Date Written: June 1, 2012

Abstract

In this report, senior fellow Liliana Rojas-Suarez and José Luis Guasch, senior regional advisor on regulation and competition at the World Bank, investigate what donors can do to help Central America secure sustained growth, alleviate poverty, and reduce inequality, and what the role is for the private sector. They focus their recommendations on five areas in which policy changes can make Central American economies more competitive.

Keywords: Central America, Sustainable Growth, Poverty Reduction, Competitiveness

Suggested Citation

Guasch, José Luis and Rojas-Suarez, Liliana and Gonzales, Veronica, Competitiveness in Central America: The Road to Sustained Growth and Poverty Reduction (June 1, 2012). Center for Global Development Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2560945 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2560945

José Luis Guasch

World Bank - Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure Sector (LCSFP) ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States
202 473 8606 (Phone)
202 522 2106 (Fax)

Liliana Rojas-Suarez (Contact Author)

Center for Global Development ( email )

2055 L St. NW
5th floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Veronica Gonzales

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ( email )

1300 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20577
United States

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