Latin America in the World Economy by 2050: Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development in Democracy
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Alejandro Toledo, former President of Peru, and a fireside chat moderated by Professor George Parker, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance, Emeritus, on growth and sustainable development by Latin America in the world economy.
President Toledo was democratically elected President of Peru in 2001. During his five-year term, the central aim of Toledo’s presidency was the fight against poverty through investment in healthcare and education. As a result of sustained economic growth and deliberate social policies directed to the poorest of the poor, extreme poverty was reduced by 25 percent in five years, and employment rose at an average rate of 6 percent from 2004-2006. From 2001-2006, the Peruvian economy grew at an average rate of 6 percent, making it one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America.