Oxford-CAF Conference in Bogotá

The cooperation agreement between LAC and CAF, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, was signed in 2011 and has produced a wide-ranging series of conferences on Latin American development. The most recent event, on the theme of “Institutions and Development” was held in Bogotá on 7th July 2014 with over 270 registered participants (papers available here). Our local partners were Fedesarrollo and the Banco de la República, which graciously hosted the event in its Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango. The keynote address was given by Prof José Antonio Ocampo (Columbia University), and three panels analyzed the role of institutions in democratic consolidation, conflict resolution, and reduction of social inequalities.

Photo caption: Panel “Instituciones políticas frente a conflictos y post-conflictos.” Left to right: Hernando Gómez Buendía (journalist, Razón Pública), Malcolm Deas (University of Oxford), Mónica Pachón Buitrago (Universidad de los Andes), Jorge Iván Gonzalez (Universidad Externado de Colombia), Fernando Cepeda (Ex Ministro de Estado).

Photo credit: Banco de la Republica.