In recent years, Argentina has swung from one political extreme to the other, and productive development has been pushed off the policy agenda by the more pressing issues of the moment. However, to achieve growth, the country needs an ambitious medium- and long-term productive development strategy.
These circumstances are compounded by one of the great challenges of this century: the tension between economic growth and the environment. Sustainability is a fundamental aspect of 21st-century production policies and it needs to be contemplated in growth strategies.
What does this mean in practice? Adapting to the current context and making the most of it is essential: Argentina is facing a huge opportunity. The country has a long productive history, as evidenced by the capabilities and know-how it has accrued in various sectors.
We are working to generate innovation, prosperity, and more and better jobs. How are we going about this? We identify emerging sectors and niches in which there is an opportunity for Argentina to take on a major international role. We devise strategies to transform traditional sectors, improve and modernize existing policies and regulations, and strengthen state capacities to drive this transformation.
Today more than ever, to get on the path to development, Argentina needs policies that strengthen and build productive capacities.