HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 17 (ACN) The main conclusions of the Fourth Report on Human Development in Cuba 2019, submitted in June, will be presented today in Havana by Dr. Ramón Pich Madruga, director of the World Economy Research Center (CIEM), during the XXXIX cycle of conferences on World Economy.
At the meeting, dedicated to CIEM’s 42nd anniversary, the distinguished academic will speak about the local perspective of human development in Cuba, based on the aforesaid document that the entity prepared together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and several national entities and organizations.
The report contributes significantly to the analysis of people’s well-being from a multidimensional perspective and to placing them at the center of development processes with a sustainable approach. It also emphasizes that the empowerment of municipal governments is essential to turn them into active agents and managers vis-a-vis local human development.
Every year, CIEM holds a number of conferences on topical issues of the world economy and posts them on YouTube for access by researchers, specialists and other interested people.
In addition to Dr. Pich Madruga’s lecture, there will be two panels today, one on International Finance for Development presented by Doctors of Economic Sciences Gladys Hernández Pedraza and José Luis Rodríguez García—who will speak respectively on the financial dimension of the Silk Road and the challenges facing Cuba’s external finances—and another dedicated to International Trade and Integration, by the academics Faustino Cobarrubia Gómez, who will refer to international trade and the struggle for global hegemony (US-China dispute), and José Ángel Pérez García, with the topic Crisis and integration in Latin America and the Caribbean: the new post-pandemic reality.
Founded in November 1979 as an autonomous academic institution recognized by the Cuban State, CIEM is considered a reference center on world economy issues in Latin American and the Caribbean.
Its main activity is based on research on major topics of the world economy, with particular emphasis on the problems affecting developing countries and the proposal of solutions to such problems.