Featured Session: IT as an Enabler of Trade and Investment in Services
International trade in services is growing exponentially worldwide. Some countries in LAC are becoming very proactive in providing both the basic and the more value-added services. Technology is the main driver of this trend. This session will explain many of these changes and explore the power of IT in promoting this trend even further in the upcoming years. Robotization, for example, brings about huge opportunities to provide a lot of outsourced services, but comes at a cost by way of the displaced labor force.
November 29-30, 2018
Andres Bello 1 & 2, 9th Floor 1300 New York Ave, NW Washington, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, they help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Their aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today they are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. They provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and conduct extensive research. They maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of increased integrity, transparency, and accountability.
The Bank’s current focus areas include three development challenges – social inclusion and inequality, productivity and innovation, and economic integration – and three cross-cutting issues – gender equality and diversity, climate change and environmental sustainability; and institutional capacity and the rule of law. Click here to learn more about the Bank’s current Institutional Strategy.
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