The Central American Bank for Economic Integration, in conjunction with OMFIF, released the second edition of ‘Central America: Integration, investment and trade opportunities’. This year the report is focusing on resilience, recovery and sustainability, assessing the region’s competitive advantages as a promising destination for foreign investors and how financial markets can further development.
OMFIF and CABEI organised an on-the-record virtual launch for the second edition of the report on Thursday 17 February 2022. This includes a presentation of findings and a panel discussion featuring policy-makers and practitioners from across the region and beyond. The panel discussed the findings of the report and reflected on opportunities and challenges in financial market development. Key areas for attention were conditions for foreign investment as the world reopens, regional debt, prospects for regional integration and sustainable projects and growth, developments in digital sectors, infrastructure and how this will build the region’s resilience and further the recovery from Covid-19.
Dante Mossi, Executive President, CABEI
Victoria Hernandez Mora, Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce, Costa Rica
Louis Taylor, Chief Executive, UKEF
Natalia Ospina, Deputy Head of Reports and Surveys, OMFIF
Sir Adrian White CBE, President, Biwater
Moderated by John Orchard, CEO, OMFIF
Recorded on 17/02/2022
This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute. The SPI is a high level community which brings together central banks, sovereign funds, public pension funds, and their counterparts in asset management, banking and professional services to explore policy, regulatory and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance themes. See more information on OMFIF’s SPI here.