Within weeks of the Brazil Investment Forum, the development of the economy of South America’s colossus presents numerous challenges and opportunities. A major one is how to continue providing incentives for private sector investment in infrastructure to bridge the country’s funding gap. Synergies among development entities open up new and interesting opportunities for this … [Read more...] about Brazil: Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities
The productive sector of Latin America and Caribbean countries faces constant challenges. In the case of Paraguay, notable challenges include difficulty accessing financing and the lack of infrastructure to boost development. However, during the last decade this country has gradually positioned itself in international trade thanks to the development of its agri-food industry, … [Read more...] about What is the private sector’s role in the path to development? The case of Paraguay
The lack of tax revenues to develop infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean has given rise to public-private partnerships (PPPs) as an option for developing strategic infrastructure projects. In this context, IDB Invest is prepared to support countries in the region. … [Read more...] about How can we at IDB Invest support the structuring of Public-Private Partnerships?
They say that Korea achieved in three decades what it took the Western industrialized countries more than a century to do. But, how did it do that? … [Read more...] about What can the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean learn from Korea’s economic miracle?
Attitudes towards environmental, social and governance factors are changing across the investment and lending community in Latin America and the Caribbean. Financial impacts associated with extreme weather events, growing regulatory and industry pressures on climate-related risk disclosure, and enhanced availability of data, are key aspects influencing companies’ views of … [Read more...] about Four insights for banks willing to seize sustainable finance opportunities