CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Central America: Macroeconomic performance and social financing

The analysis of social area financing in small economies has taken on great importance in recent years with the growing recognition of the mutual links between economic and social processes. Investment in human capital is seen as fundamental for attaining the competitiveness demanded by participation in world trade. In Central America, the socio-political situation has given rise to growing interest in studying social area financing and in gaining a knowledge of the economic possibilities there will be in coming years for assigning resources to social activities.

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