2018 – ABD – Action for Growth Report

The Americas Business Dialogue’s Report “Action for Growth: Policy Recommendations and 2018-2021 Action Plan for Growth in the Americas” was presented to the Heads of State and Government attending the III CEO Summit of the Americas and the VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru.

In the report, ABD makes 42 recommendations across five key themes:

  1. Strengthening Transparency and Integrity
  2. Digitizing Growth
  3. Trading for Tomorrow
  4. Powering Development
  5. Upskilling for the Future

The recommendations are also aligned to the central themes of the VIII Summit of the Americas, “Democratic Governance Against Corruption,” and the III CEO Summit, “Made in the Americas.” There is a strong connection between both summit themes, given that an environment of transparent governance is necessary to achieve sustainable economic growth and greater productivity.

These recommendations are made in the spirit of increased transparency in the region as the ABD recognizes that for development and economic growth efforts to be sustainable, they must be undertaken in a highly-transparent manner. All the ABD working groups are united in this commitment, and it is the driving force behind each recommendation. The ABD is currently working with the public sector on implementation of the policy recommendations and 2018-2021 action plan, with technical support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).


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