Have sustainable finances to achieve macroeconomic stability

Have sustainable finances to achieve macroeconomic stability

This Monday the traditional Annual Dinner of the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth -CIPPEC- in which more than 1,000 leaders from politics, business, diplomacy, trade unionism, international cooperation and opinion leaders will participate.

The meeting will take place in a completely different context than that which prevailed a year ago. At that time, uncertainty reigned in the country in the midst of an electoral process in which few imagined that Javier Milei He was finally going to be elected president.

The interest of the majority of attendees is that members of the ruling party attend, although it is known that the ministers of Javier Milei’s government are not known for attending these types of events.

Numerous CEOs of major companies will participate and a significant presence of legislators from different parties is expected. At times, when there are doubts about what will happen with the DNU and the Bases Law, legislators will tend to monopolize the interest of the attendees.

“Uncertainty, instead of inviting us to think about the future, what it does is leave us immobile,” he warned in his speech last year Gala Díaz Langou -executive director of the institution-. And then add that “even in contexts of extremely high uncertainty, it is not only possible to project the future, but it becomes more necessary than ever.”

In that speech, Díaz Langou listed four of the ten recommendations made by CIPPEC for the next 40 years of democracy. Among them are: pension spending, energy subsidies, education, and childhood, issues that remain relevant.

On this occasion, CIPPEC plans to launch four “thematic avenues” that frame its work in 2024 and 2025. And, in keeping with a government that won the elections promising fiscal adjustment, one of the themes proposed by the entity is counting with sustainable finances.

“First of all, there is an urgent need to have sustainable public finances that allow achieving macroeconomic stability”says the directive. However, he considers that this is not a sufficient condition to achieve development. “That’s why, “Our second avenue seeks to rethink the link between development and the educational system”. In this regard, the entity considers that “education is the tip of the ball and, with that certainty, we work in secondary school, where today the most notable problems of the current educational crisis are seen.”

Diaz Langou adds that “At the same time, we know that development is impossible without social inclusion, that is why Our third pillar focuses on mitigating the effects of the crisis and promoting better coordination with the labor market”.

Lastly, it is considered that The State has to be part of the solution through public policies that function as vectors for development. In this regard, he states that “We need a State that is much more effective and intelligent in the use of information, in order to enable better impacts of public policies and thus solve people’s problems.”

Founded in 2000, CIPPEC is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that produces knowledge and offers recommendations to build better public policies. Its objective is to promote “initiatives to achieve a developed, more equitable Argentina, with equal opportunities and solid and effective public institutions.”

CIPPEC has more than 80 professionals who make up a multidisciplinary team. In 2023, it published 38 documents, among which the 10 proposals with implementation guidelines for the short, medium and long term that emerge from the Democracy 40 project stand out. Of these projects, 26 were carried out in conjunction with international cooperation. It integrates more than 20 think tank networks globally.

The entity is financed with funds that come from private sector companies, private donors, governments and international cooperation agents.

Throughout its history, its main milestones are:

  • Repeal of the Motto Law in Santa Fe.
  • Single Paper Ballot in Córdoba, Santa Fe and Mendoza.
  • Provincial Budget Transparency Index.
  • Presidential Debate.
  • Law on Access to Public Information.
  • Law on Financing of Political Parties and Electoral Campaigns.
  • Early Warning System to promote Educational Completion in Mendoza and Entre Ríos.

Source: Ambito

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