Going beyond the day itself, International Women’s Day is an opportunity for all to commit to advancing gender equality and create real workplace inclusion. I challenge you to go one step further and make gender equality everyone’s business. … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day: more than a day for women and men
Latin America and the Caribbean
Mobile network operators offer subsidized phones against advanced payments at a reduced price. From a financial point of view, it is not sustainable. … [Read more...] about How to finance mobile network operators in Latin America and the Caribbean?
First it was the FinTechs. Now, TechFins and their expansion through MSMEs lead a new digital economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about TechFins, MSMEs and ecommerce are reshaping the economic development of the LAC region
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
On May 26, 2013, a tweet from FC Barcelona confirmed that the 21-year-old Brazilian striker Neymar Jr. had accepted a multi-million dollar contract to join five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi in the Catalonian soccer team. Fourteen months later, the same club hired the Uruguayan star Luis Suarez. A couple of weeks later, Barcelona’s legendary player Johan Cruyff suggested … [Read more...] about What can Messi, Neymar and Suarez tell us about banks and fintech companies?