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The content of this Regional Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean focuses on the manifold challenges facing the region, which are becoming ever more pressing.

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Frequently asked questions

Section for clarifying and resolving outstanding questions relating to the event to be held in November and that will bring together leading public figures in the field of social policies from throughout the region, to strengthen…

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Esther Duflo

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor

Margarita Cedeño

Vice President of the Dominican Republic

Helen Clark

AUNDP Administrator and General Secretary of the United Nations

Alicia Bárcena

Executive Secretary of the ECLAC


Day 1
31 Oct 2016
Day 2
01 Nov 2016

Opening ceremony

President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Bárcena Vice-president of the Dominican Republic, Margarita Cedeño * Official photo shoot

Keynote by Esther Duflo

Prof. Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
Esther Duflo
11:00 - 11:15

Coffee / Tea Break

Statement by Jessica Faieta

UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ministerial Round Table, 1

Multidimensional progress as a new approach to overcome inequality in the region?

Lunch, Anacaona Room, Jaragua Hotel

Ministerial Round Table, 2

Sustainable poverty exit strategies: How to preserve social policy achievements?

Transfer from Hotel Jaragua to National Palace

Buses available to participants, entrance Hotel Jaragua.

Transfer from National Palace to Hotel Jaragua

Buses available to participants at entrance of National Palace

First Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Matrix presentation document for social inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
11:00 - 11:15

Coffee / Tea Break

Ministerial Round Table, 3

SDGs implementation: policies to combine the social, economic and environmental pillars.

Closing plenary session

Statement by the Ministry of Social Development of Uruguay on preparations for the IX Ministerial Forum for Development of Latin America and the Caribbean and the Second Regional Conference on...
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13:30 - 14:45

Lunch – Anacaona Room, Jaragua Hotel

15:45 - 18:00

Field visit, Boca Chica

18:00 - 20:30

Closing cocktail reception at the Nautical Club, Boca Chica

Transfer from Boca Chica to Hotel Jaragua

Buses available to participants to return to Hotel Jaragua


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+(809) 221-2222



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The Ministerial Forum on Development in Latin America is organized annually
by the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean with the support of: