Isa Contreras and Nobel laureate in economics, Michael Kremer, discuss with private sector the importance of education for development

The Minister of Economy, Planning and Development, Pável Isa Contreras, and the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, Michael Kremer, held a meeting with the Board of Directors of the National Council of Private Enterprise (Conep), in order to discuss innovation and development.

The meeting was hosted by the president of Conep, Celso Juan Marranzini, and the executive vice-president, César Dargam.

Isa Contreras and Kremer were joined by the Vice Minister of Planning and Public Investment of the Ministry of Economy, Luis Madera Sued.

During the conversation, the Nobel Prize winner, who is also founder and director of the Innovation for Development Laboratory at the University of Chicago, stressed the importance of continuous monitoring and supervision of company operations, even when they have already reached a considerable level of success.

He cited some examples of monitoring and evaluation in education, achieving a broader and more productive level of participation of the population.

Minister Isa Contreras and Vice-Minister Madera Sued discussed the projects and initiatives being developed by the present administration to provide quality to the State’s public policies and innovations in their evaluation.

They referred to the progress of the Public Administration Evaluation System, which includes new sub-systems to strengthen the health sector, which goes directly to hospitals, and the education sector, aimed at schools, which will be presented soon to evaluate a total of 1,527 integrated student plans.


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