To commemorate the 75th anniversary of ECLAC on February 25, the Hernán Santa Cruz Library presents the new research guide which highlights the history and thought of ECLAC from the origins and creation of the institution in 1948 to the present day. It includes sections for each of the eight decades of ECLAC’s existence:
• Origins and the 1950s of ECLAC: center-periphery model and industrialization
• 1960s: Structural reforms for regional development
• The 1970s: Development styles in Latin America and the Caribbean
• 1980s: Debt crisis
• Years 90: Productive transformation with equity
• Years 2000: Globalization, development and citizenship
• Years 2010: Equality at the center of sustainable development
• Years 2020: Transforming the development model into a more productive, inclusive and sustainable one
All the historical stages have a brief presentation of the most significant milestones, activities and formative events for ECLAC thinking and its history. Likewise, each of the sections includes a selection of iconic publications and documents, as well as audiovisual materials and a photo gallery. Thus, researchers can discover the evolution of ECLAC’s objectives, themes, structure and focus throughout history.
A special section is also dedicated to the Heritage Building, which has been the “home” of most of our institutional trajectory.