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Central America: Global Integration and Regional Cooperation

Author/Editor: Rodlauer, Markus | Schipke, Alfred
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Summary: Central America has received growing attention as a region that is integrating successfully into the global economy. This paper examines—among other things—the macroeconomic and fiscal implications of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA-DR), noting that the agreement will provide a boost to the integration process. To maximize the benefits in terms of faster sustainable growth, poverty reduction, and social progress, however, the region also needs to press ahead with ambitious structural reforms to entrench macroeconomic stability and ensure an attractive environment for investment, while stepping up regional cooperation in the areas of taxes and tax administration, financial systems, and statistics.
 
Series: Occasional Paper No. 243
Subject(s): Economic cooperation | Central America | Statistics | Tax administration
Notes: See Also: Video Presentation English and Spanish
 
English  
    Published:   July 14, 2005        
    ISBN/ISSN:   978-1-58906-446-1 / 0251-6365   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   S243EA   Pages:   146
    Price:   US$25.00        
Spanish  
    Published:   September 8, 2005        
    ISBN/ISSN:   978-1-58906-479-9 / 0251-6365   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   S243SA   Pages:   156
    Price:   US$25.00        
     
Academic Rate: US$22.00
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