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?
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
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?