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From Shadows to Sunlight, Paraguay’s Road to Transparency

2019-03-14T10:23:21-04:00June 15, 2018|

By IMFBlog

June 15, 2018

Lea Giménez Duarte, Paraguay’s Finance Minister speaking at IMF World-Bank Spring meetings seminar Restoring Trust by Curbing Corruption (photo: IMF)

Current Paraguayan Finance Minister Lea Giménez Duarte knows first-hand that transparency pays off. In this podcast, Duarte says the changes began after the government passed a transparency law in 2014. (more…)

Liliana Schumacher

2020-02-05T12:53:17-05:00February 4, 2020|

Liliana Schumacher is a senior economist with the IMF. She has written extensively on topics related to financial stability, bank runs, bank performance and stress testing. Her papers were published as IMF working papers and by peer-reviewed economic and finance journals. She has led the Guatemala, Paraguay, Kosovo and Armenia FSAPs and acted as deputy in past Singapore, Sweden and Spain and Latvia FSAPs. She has also been the stress tester in many FSAPs. Before joining the IMF, she was assistant professor of International Business at George Washington University. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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Natasha Che

2019-07-18T10:31:59-04:00July 18, 2019|

Natasha Che is currently an economist for Paraguay and Uruguay in the Western Hemisphere Department. Her Fund work has been mostly on emerging market countries, and her research focused on economic growth and sectoral structural change.

 

Natasha Che

2019-09-05T09:27:18-04:00July 16, 2019|

Natasha Che is currently an economist for Paraguay and Uruguay in the Western Hemisphere Department. Her Fund work has been mostly on emerging market countries, and her research focused on economic growth and sectoral structural change.

Corruption in Latin America: A Way Forward

2019-03-15T14:56:42-04:00September 28, 2017|

By David Lipton, Alejandro Werner, and S. Pelin Berkmen

September 28, 2017

Versions in Español (Spanish),  Português (Portuguese)

Sustained action on many fronts will be needed to push countries out of the corruption trap (photo: People Images/iStock). 

In our first blog of this two-part series, we noted that, despite recent progress, corruption in Latin America is still high. In this second blog, we look at measures to fight corruption that have worked well in other countries. Learning about these policies can provide insights to guide Latin America in the design of their anti-corruption strategies, even if the final shape of these policies will differ depending on country specifics. (more…)

Jeffrey Franks

2017-09-14T12:44:13-04:00August 29, 2017|

Jeffrey Franks is Director of the IMF Europe Office and Senior Resident Representative to the European Union, based in Brussels. A 24-year veteran of the Fund, he has held numerous other assignments, including heading the resident offices in Ukraine and Ecuador, and leading teams on Pakistan, Romania, France, Belgium, and Paraguay. He received his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard, and has Master’s degrees from Princeton and Oxford universities.

 

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