With the arrival of COVID-19 and social distancing rules, the use of technology has become a fact of life, generating rapid changes in all sectors. The health sector is not exempt from these trends.
The conventional response to an economic crisis – such as the one caused by the current pandemic – involves increasing liquidity by boosting credit. But this creates risks that cannot be ignored.
Our region faces access challenges when it comes to water and sanitation (W&S), and a significant need for investment in infrastructure. In this context, it's to be expected that the solution comes through public-private partnerships (PPP) with a relevant role in boosting the sector.
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has a truck problem.
Cargo trucks in the region typically leave full but return empty. In part, this is the result of an archaic way of originating loads, consisting of “word of mouth” sales and telephone calls, or of having truck drivers canvass Post-it notes in gas stations along highways.
The importance and the scale of the food waste have been known for some time but, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to growing food scarcity and poverty worldwide, the massive 1.3 billion-ton-per-year problem of food loss and waste has gained renewed attention.View more posts
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