May 8, 2013
In these times of global economic uncertainty, the countries of Latin America have maintained stable economic growth and resilience in their macroeconomic policies. Peru in South America, having achieved six percent economic growth per year, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
The Forum was kicked off by the presidents of Peru, Mexico, and Panama, followed by sessions on diverse topics. From JICA-RI, Senior Research Advisor Akio Hosono attended the event with leaders from Latin American countries and those from other regions, introducing prominent projects on infrastructure that JICA has implemented in the South America region.
Hosono, after attending the Forum, commented, “Amid growing interest in Latin America where rich resources and growing economy have flourished, the event witnessed the region’s increasing international role, by bringing together leaders from Latin America as well as other countries around the world.”
*¹ The World Economic Forum is a non-profit international organization headquartered in Switzerland, established by Swiss economist Klaus Schwab in Geneva in 1971. The Forum has become a venue for discussion on important global issues by engaging business, political, academic, media, and other leaders of society. The Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland is well known among the general public. Besides the meetings, the Forum releases research papers, along with individual members taking initiatives relevant to each field of research.
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