By Christiaan Gischler* and Alice Driver** The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency Action Program (CHENACT) helps hotels embrace renewable energy and energy efficiency. Around 25 million tourists visit the Caribbean each year, making tourism a key driver of the economy that accounts for 30 to 50% of direct and indirect employment in some countries. In most families, at … [Read more...] about What does energy efficiency have to do with hotels in the Caribbean?
When it comes to finding out what works and what doesn’t work in development, it is worth noting the efforts made by the Inter-American Development Bank to measure the effectiveness of its projects. Over the past three years, the Bank has managed to significantly increase the number of projects that incorporate rigorous impact assessments based on experimental and … [Read more...] about Applying impact assessments to non-traditional lending areas