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The Economic Impact of Fighting Corruption in Guatemala

  • CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20018 United States (map)

CSIS is hosting a discussion on the economic impact of fighting corruption in Guatemala. The event will launch a report entitled The Economic and Fiscal Impact of the Fight Against Corruption in Guatemala, published by the Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies (ICEFI). The study describes the connection between the Central American region's recent economic slowdown and national corruption, and debunks the erroneous argument that the fight against corruption is costly to the economy. 

he event will feature Ricardo Barrientos, ICEFI's Senior Economist, who will present the report's findings accompanied by expert analysis. Mr. Barrientos will explore the Guatemalan government's policy options to maximize anti-corruption efforts and boost the economy in a way that is sustainable and benefits the Central American region.  ICEFI is a Guatemala City-based, independent think tank that produces research and technical analysis on fiscal policy in Central America. 

Event Details

  • Date: August 7, 2018

  • When: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Where: CSIS HQ