March 27, 2019
As Vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, a native of Mexico, was the World Bank’s point person for the region from 2014 until early 2019. The first Latin American to hold the position, he oversaw the institution’s relations with 31 nations before taking on his new role as vice president for finance. Here, he reflects on the region’s achievements when it comes to economic stability and quality of governance and what challenges remain.
When it comes to economic stability and governance, Latin America has made huge strides over the past 30 years. What have been the most important motivations?
I think there are two main factors that keep countries moving forward
More action and less discussion are needed to achieve economic and social improvements, says World Bank expert on Latin America