National Visions Matter: Lessons of Success

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Published: 
27 July 2004
Language: 
English
Pages: 
148
Co-Publisher(s): 
World Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
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Collaboration between the World Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and International IDEA goes back to November 2000. It includes roundtables on national dialogue, country development strategies, and middle-income countries’ development experience, with a focus on Latin America.

This Forum, held in Santiago, Chile on 25–27 July 2004, is another example of this longstanding collaboration, and reflects an interest of its organizers in promoting a better understanding of the relationship between economic, social, and political factors in development.

Present and former senior public sector officials and private sector representatives from fourteen countries, together with representatives of the three organizing institutions, met at the Forum to discuss each country’s development experience with the aim of identifying key lessons of success.

National Visions Matter encapsulates a set of central elements common to successful development experiences. It also confirms one of the main tenets of the Comprehensive Development Framework approach put forward by the President of the World Bank in 1999: countries that have succeeded over time have invested in developing long-term visions, and have created the institutions to translate long-term visions into reality.

Contents

PART 1: INAUGURAL SESSIONS

1. Competitiveness and Welfare: Balancing the Long- and Short-term
José Luis Machinea Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

2. Country’s Vision and Government Programs
Álvaro García Former Minister of the Economy and former Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency, Chile

Commentaries

3. Key Factors for a Balanced Development Strategy
François Bourguignon Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank

4. Foundations of Long-term National Political Consensus
Joan Prats i Catala Executive Director, International Institute for Governance, Catalonia

Commentaries

PART 2: NATIONAL EXPERIENCES

5. Institutional Arrangements to Implement a Country’s Vision

Brazil
Jaques Wagner, Minister of the Secretariat of the Council for Economic and Social Development

El Salvador
Juan José Daboub, Former Minister of the Treasury
Francisco de Sola, Member of the National Development Commission

Ireland
Mary Doyle, Assistant Secretary General, Prime Minister’s Department

Peru
Rafael Roncagliolo, Technical Secretary, National Accord
Manuel Sotomayor, Former President of the National Confederation of Private Business Institutions
Ludwig Meier, Former Minister of Fisheries

Commentaries

6. Private Sector Support for Comprehensive, Balanced Development Strategies

Chile
Juan Claro, President, Federation of Chilean Industry

Costa Rica
Mayi Antillón, Executive Vice President, Chamber of Industries

El Salvador
Juan José Daboub, Former Minister of the Treasury
Francisco de Sola, Member, National Development Commission

South Korea
Oh-Soek Hyun, President, Trade Research Institute, Korean International Trade Association

Malaysia
Datuk Mustafa Mansur, President, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers

Commentaries

7. Social Participation and Strengthening the Government–Parliament Relationship

Botswana
Mohamed Iqbal Ebrahim, Vice President, Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry, and Manpower (BOCCIM), and Chairman of the Small Business Council

Chile
Gastón L’Huillier, President, Proyecto País, Chilean College of Engineers

Costa Rica
Leonardo Garnier, Former Minister, National Planning and Economic Policy

Finland
Jyrki Kasvi, Member of Parliament and Member of the Parliamentary Committee for the Future

Mauritius
Claude Ricaud, Chairperson, National Economic and Social Council
Raj Makoond, Director, Joint Economic Council

Commentaries

8. Transparency and the Credibility of Government Policy and Program Results

Chile
Eduardo Dockendorff, Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency

Malaysia
K.Yogeesvaran, Evaluation Director, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department

Mexico
Mohammad Azarang Esfandiari, Former Head, Strategic Planning Unit, Presidency of the Republic
Yeidckol Polevnsky Gurwitz, Vice President, National Association of Manufacturers (CANACINTRA)

New Zealand
Lewis Holden, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development

Commentaries

PART 3: CONCLUSIONS

9. Summary of Main Themes
Álvaro García, Former Minister of the Economy and former Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency, Chile

10. Closing Remarks
José Luis Machinea, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: Forum Agenda

Appendix 2: List of Participants