In discussions about innovation, the focus should be on creating better processes and technologies that allow for increased productivity and value creation. There's no need to reinvent the wheel or the iPhone, but simply to make use of creativity in the region to fast-forward its exit from the crisis. The world is anxiously looking at the scientists working around the clock … [Read more...] about Innovation during COVID-19: If You Want Something New, Stop Doing Something Old
Circular economy (CE) presents an opportunity for an inclusive and resource-smart future. It is also a chance for Latin America and the Caribbean to depart from an incremental into a transformative change. … [Read more...] about The Case for Unlocking the Circular Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean
The shortage of housing impacts on a major number of people in the region. Only sharing experiences and knowledge will we be able to find sustainable long-term solutions. … [Read more...] about What Can We Learn From Today’s Housing Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean?
I landed on Monday, September 3rd, 2018, at the Port-au-Prince international airport in Haiti, completing a milestone that had begun on June 16th, 2004, in my native Costa Rica: visiting each of the 26 borrowing member countries of the IDB Group, promoting the development of Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about Five considerations for understanding the importance of the manufacturing sector