The fifth meeting of the LACEA/IDB/WB Network on Inequality and Poverty (NIP) was held in Puebla, Mexico, at the Banco de España, on October 10th. Papers related to:

"Infraestructure and its impact over inequality of income and opportunities", "Economic reforms and their impact on inequality and poverty", "Institutional Arrangements for fighting poverty and inequality", "Indigenous populations and equality of opportunities", "Privatization and its impact on welfare", "Social exclusion related to gender", "Implication of the Millenium Development Goals" were prioritized.