Transparent Governance in Latin America’s Extractive Industries

Workers walk on a dock as a new conveyor transports mineral concentrate onto a ship during the opening ceremony of a mineral concentrate terminal at the port of Callao, in Lima (REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil).

Event Information

November 4, 2014

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM EST

Falk Auditorium

Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

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During the past decade, an abundance of wealth in minerals and hydrocarbons in Latin America and the Caribbean has translated into substantial revenues and macroeconomic growth. However, operations in the extractive sector have also led to significant challenges, such as corruption, negative social outcomes and environmental impacts.

On November 4, the Latin America Initiative and Energy Security Initiative at Brookings, with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will host a discussion on governance and institutional capacity in the extractive sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, drawing on findings from the publication Transparent Governance in an Age of Abundance: Experiences from the Extractive Industries in Latin America and the Caribbean, published by the IDB. Edited by Malaika Masson and Juan Cruz Vieyra, the book presents transparency as a central element to bolster governance quality and state legitimacy in the context of an increasingly demanding citizenry.

After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

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