The effects of marketization on Chile and the broader Andean Region are profound and systemic. Key indicators reveal trends toward economic growth, improved social conditions, and sustainable development. The marketization of the Andean Region, however, is a complex and evolving process. We report on recent developments, which necessitate some reflection on trends and prognoses. In particular, while marketization has led to better education, increased social mobility, and enhanced well-being, one of the most important challenges facing countries in the region is ensuring that the benefits of marketization are shared equitably among all members of society. Priorities include further improvements in access to education and other social services for those who have been traditionally marginalized, and creating systemic changes to enhance sustainable development. Inclusive, collaborative, and pragmatic leadership by catalytic institutions, that transcend political posturing, is paramount going forward, and will require constructive engagement with all stakeholders of the region.
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Sepulveda, Cristian Andres; Shultz, Clifford J.; and Peterson, Mark
"Evolving Marketization, Societal Trends, and Indicators in Chile and the Andean Region,"
Markets, Globalization & Development Review:
3, Article 2.