The Sustainable Infrastructure Challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks

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May 2023
We are living in a truly critical moment in time for the world, for Latin America and the Caribbean, and for the planet, a time of great risk and of great opportunity. As the pandemic economic crisis and the challenge of climate change converge, a big push on investment and innovation with sustainable infrastructure at the core can help drive a strong recovery and restore momentum to the sustainable development goals.

This discussion paper is an edited transcript of a Keynote presentation delivered by Amar Bhattacharya (Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institute) during the IDB and IDBInvest Annual Meeting, held in Panama in March, 2023.