Political Reforms and Policies Enabling People’s Empowerment and Advancing Human Development

The Challenges for Latin American Countries

2003 Occasional Paper
By Calderon, Fernando; Pinc, Christopher

This paper explores the implications for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of five cases of political reforms promoting citizen participation in Latin America. In order to provide necessary background information on the topic, it is important to first briefly touch on the state and evolution of Human Development in the region, present some preliminary perspectives on the MDGs, and explain our general perspective on the role that these five cases can play in achieving them.