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Composite and multidimensional index of regional development: a proposal for Latin America

ISSNISSN/ISBN: 0719-1790
ISSNYear: 2021
AutorAuthor/s: Rodríguez Miranda, Adrián , Camilo Vial Cossani; Alejandra Parrao.
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EditorialEditorial: Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Municipales
Nº of PagesNº of Pages: pp. 1-33
The deep inequalities in Latin America require a territorial emphasis on diagnosis and policy
recommendations in order to promote human and sustainable development. To contribute to
this objective, a composite and multidimensional regional development index appropriate to
the particular Latin American context is proposed. The index confirms: 1) the existence of large
territorial development gaps; 2) a general situation of medium to low regional development; 3) a
heterogeneity in the distribution between regions of the factors that favor or delay development.
The index shows potential as a tool to identify specific challenges in each region and, within the
framework of a multi-stakeholder and multi-level dialogue, contribute to generating impactful
territorial development agendas.
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