Increased productivity is considered the only sustainable model for improving living conditions over the long term: it reduces the use of resources and increases production, which is reflected in higher per capita gross domestic product (GDP) and is a necessary – although not always sufficient – condition for wage growth. Unfortunately, in Latin America and the Caribbean, … [Read more...] about How to support business productivity: three lessons learned in Brazil
Knowledge is increasingly seen as a key factor in promoting higher levels of productivity, competitiveness, and growth of firms. Despite this, innovation testing remains an untapped resource that can help boost private sector development in Latin America and the Caribbean. What is the best pricing scheme to maximize the demand for a product? Can technology increase the … [Read more...] about Can innovation testing help boost private sector development in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are an essential part of a dynamic and healthy economy. Their increase in number and growth advances competition and strengthens the entrepreneurial ecosystem, with a positive and significant impact on innovation and aggregate productivity. SMEs represent close to 90% of the companies in a typical Latin American or Caribbean country and … [Read more...] about SMEs and the Challenge to Export
Until the end of 1990, Latin America and the Caribbean was the region with the greatest proliferation of public-private partnerships (PPPs). At that point, investments plummeted, partly due to negative reactions caused by its deficient implementation. In 2005, thanks to the joint efforts of public, private sector, and multilaterals, PPPs became again a widely used … [Read more...] about What have we learned after a decade of public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Long-term financial performance is directly proportional to good governance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility, but you probably already knew that. If so, then you should also be able to prove it and measure it, because nowadays a vision is not enough to convince your clients. “What gets measured gets managed.”- Peter Drucker (known as the father of modern … [Read more...] about Can your company be a sustainability champion?