Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning

Institut latinoaméricain et des Caraïbes de planification économique et sociale
Instituto Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Planificación Económica y Social (ILPES)

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11 June 1962, as Latin American Institute for Economic and Social Planning -- Instituto Latinoamericano de Planificación Económica y Social, by virtue of Resolution adopted 6-7 June 1962, New York NY (USA), by meetings of the 'Committee of the Whole' of the then United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA), currently United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); endorsed by United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Apr 1962. ECLA Resolution 340 (AC66), Jan 1974, New York NY, includes ILPES as a permanent institution within ECLA (now ECLAC).


Cooperate in national modernization processes by strengthening basic planning and strategic public-management functions, by systematizing and disseminating experience in public administration and by providing human resource training for essential workers in national administrations.

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Work is guided by CRP, MD/CRP and the Conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning, and through regular contact with national planning authorities. Work programme priorities: (a) building of strategic visions to strengthen the institutional structure of planning as a tool for government; (b) programming and evaluation of public-sector activities, including macro-fiscal rules, multi-year fiscal planning, management and banks of public investment projects and international cooperation, and follow-up and evaluation of public management; (c) processes of decentralization and planning and management of local and regional development, with emphasis on fiscal decentralization and territorial competitiveness. Also acts as central training body of ECLAC. REDILPES seeks to provide a network for exchange of experience and permanent updating of knowledge in the strategic management of the state and basic functions of planning.


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Relations with 12 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 40 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Social
  • Management
    • Planning
  • Economics
    • Economic

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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