Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 1999-2000

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This summary provides an assessment of the Latin America and the Caribbean region's economy during 1999 and the first half of 2000. It presents an overview of each country's external sector, macroeconomic policy, activity levels, inflation, employment, saving and investment. The publication contains thirteen statistical tables.



Structural reforms

The region’s ongoing structural reform processes came to a halt in 1999 as governments concentrated on short-term economic management in an effort to deal with the international financial crisis. Not only did this leave structural reforms on the back burner, but in a number of cases the measures that were introduced represented a step backward and had particularly negative effects on international trade.


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