Kliksberg, Bernardo

Bernardo Kliksberg is one of the foremost world experts on the fight against poverty. He is a special advisor to the UN, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and other international organizations, as well as being the author of hundreds of technical articles, and numerous books published worldwide, the most recent being an international best seller, “More Ethics, More Development”. He has advised the administrations of over 30 countries, including a number of presidents, and numerous public civil society and business organizations.


AMIA massacres: no justice for the deceased

Analyzing the core of antismitism today

By Bernardo Kliksberg, 16th July 2009

amia-bombingThe sacred memory of the lost ones and the country’s dignity itself force Argentina’s society to insist fighting for the justice which was not served at this horrid event of the AMIA massacre.The effort and work employed by the family members and organizations surrounding them, such as AMIA and DAIA, have expressed the extent at which the courage and determination continues to eventually achieve this justice.

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Banking on volunteerism

Obama will triple its promotion via AmeriCorps

By Bernardo Kliksberg, 4th June 2009

obamavoluntariadoA narrow economist point of view has devalued the possibilities of volunteerism. It’s time to get over this once and for all. Obama’s example, banking on volunteerism in the midst of the American economy’s biggest crisis in eighty years, is more than suggestive.


Latin America: ideas for facing up to the crisis

The regional economy will fall some 0.3 percent in 2009

By Bernardo Kliksberg, 7th May 2009

bk-ideasparasalirdelacrisisIn Latin America, strengthening and deepening public policy is not an alternative. It is indispensable if its high levels of social exclusion and poverty are to be kept from spiraling out of control. Read on to find out how.


Global economic crisis: 400,000 more children could die in 2009

Strengthening protective public policies as an absolute priority

By Bernardo Kliksberg, 23rd April 2009


For many children, mothers and families, the issue is neither the rise and fall of stocks nor the value of the dollar, but rather access to food and water.

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Corruption in Latin America: getting past the myths

The importance of increasing public and private transparency

By Bernardo Kliksberg, 12th March 2009

siemens.jpgThe greater a society’s inequalities, the more easily perverse incentives for corruption are created. This has became more ingrained in Latin America during the last few decades. How to put up a fight.


Obama’s ethical warnings

The United States starts to bring back social discourse

By Bernardo Kliksberg, 25th February 2009

greenspan.jpgIt is impossible to understand or act on the intense collapse of the American and global economy without taking the ethical failures into consideration.


Six fallacies regarding the Wall Street crisis

Why Latin America must not do “more of the same”

By Bernardo Kliksberg, 4th December 2008

bovespa241.jpegThe crisis is situational. It was the modest home buyer’s fault. The problem was caused by easy-to-fix technical errors. We must listen to the credit rating agencies so that what occurred on Wall Street will not happen in Latin America. The top executives also lost, because their stocks fell. With small tweaks to the model, everything can be fixed.

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The middle class will shape Latin America’s future

An essential player in the region regroups after three decades of deterioration

By Bernardo Kliksberg, 6th November 2008

mafalda.jpgThe middle class will no longer be cannon fodder for orthodox and dogmatic economic experiments in Latin America. It has become aware, it is participating more and it will be a decisive player in the shaping of the region’s future.


Removing ethics from the economy has been a great failure

Markets should be governed by honesty, prudence, transparency, and mutual confidence

By Bernardo Kliksberg, 30th October 2008

bushpaulsonbernanke.jpgVarious financiers on Wall Street completely went against the idea of social business responsibility. They tried to maximize profits in the short term, without paying any attention to social damage. The world’s most vulnerable people are already paying the price for this extremely serious global crisis. Ethics must begin to govern the economy once again. Urgently.