Publication: Address to the Inter-American Press Association, Buenos, Aires, October 18, 1968
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McNamara, Robert S.
Robert S. McNamara, on his first visit to Latin America as President of the World Bank Group, spoke about his concerns about Latin American economies and hopes for increased lending in education and agriculture. He is concerned about the U.S. Congress approving the IDA replenishment. He asked for resolve to achieve: more equitable distribution of the benefits of increased productivity; balanced growth; export diversification; and strengthened regional cooperation. He stated that unrestrained population growth cripples economic growth. He highlighted the necessity for stabilizing the rate of population growth.
“McNamara, Robert S.. 1968. Address to the Inter-American Press Association, Buenos, Aires, October 18, 1968; Discurso ante la sociedad Interamericana de prensa, Buenos Aires, 18 de octubre de 1968; Discours devant l'association de la presse interAméricaine à Buenos-Aires, le 18 octobre 1968. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/33130?show=full License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”