The Digital Repository of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC; CEPAL in Spanish) provides free online access to over 35,000 official documents at: http://repositorio.cepal.org/
Originally established in 1948 under the name Economic Commission for Latin America, ECLA later broadened its scope to include the Caribbean countries and became the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The Commission was founded with the purpose of contributing to the development of Latin America and, since 1984, also that of the Caribbean countries. It has its headquarters in Santiago de Chile, with sub-regional headquarters in Mexico City and Port-of-Spain (Trinidad & Tobago).
The archive contains documents on all the working areas of ECLAC, including: gender affairs, international trade/integration, economic development, production, productivity and management, social development, sustainable development and human settlement, statistics, planning for development, population and development, and natural resources & infrastructure.
It gives access to a wide variety of publications of potential interest to policy makers, researchers, scholars and students alike. Presently, it features institutional books, annual reports, magazines, bulletins, documents from conferences and meetings and even multimedia resources. Documents can be downloaded free of charge.
Access to this extraordinary collection of documents is enhanced by full-text search. Advanced search may be applied for more precise results. The repository can be either searched in its entirety or by documents from conferences or meetings, documents from projects or research, flagships, monographs, serial publications and series. Results can be further refined by choosing from a long list of filters including the usual author, title, ISBN, ISSN or language plus more specific ones such as geographical coverage, project or event number, amongst others.
For further details on the archive, see ECLAC’s Digital Repository video at: