Our region has the highest share of city dwellers in the world. Considering the lack of transparency in contracts, high transaction costs, scarce mortgage financing, high landlord requirements, and other hurdles, it is not surprising that “property tech” or PropTech is taking off in LAC. … [Read more...] about Why Does Latin America and the Caribbean Need to Discuss About Proptech?
LatinFinance magazine has selected six IDB Invest projects among the year's best, lauding the organization’s commitment with the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about Six LatinFinance 2019 Awards Recognizing IDB Invest’s Efforts
Lessons from ‘Groundhog Day’: Learning from the past enhances our ability to generate impact in the region and maximize value for clients. … [Read more...] about Drawing On The Past To Improve The Region’s Future
As summer comes to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us have been asking and answering the same question: how was your vacation? Our responses typically include anecdotes about the food, people, and places we encountered along the way. Perhaps we could also be asking ourselves how our vacation impacted those people and places. … [Read more...] about Can your trip to the beach help reduce poverty?
Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of contrasts. Almost everyone has a cell phone, as evidenced by the exponential increase in mobile phone subscribers from 10% of the population in 2000 to over 70% in 2017. And, the region is home to some of the most advanced mobile internet and avid social media users in the world, led by Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. Yet coverage … [Read more...] about Why is mobile broadband quality so important for development?