By Eirivelthon Lima Sustainable economic development can be achieved as this IDB-financed project in Acre shows once again. Over the course of the program, Acre slowed the rate of deforestation while cutting extreme poverty by nearly a third by organizing and informing the community and creating value chains. … [Read more...] about How Brazil Cut Extreme Poverty while Slowing Deforestation
By Fernando Balcazar By giving farmers the means to improve their own crops, through subsidized technology, Bolivia has found a practical solution to combat rural poverty and improve food security among the country’s most vulnerable population. … [Read more...] about Bolivia: Combating Rural Poverty by Supporting Farmers
By Annette Bettina Killmer In Sete Barras, Brazil, the community, marketing and infrastructure came together in an ecotourism development program to protect Brazil's Atlantic Forest by increasing the numbers of visits to six state parks and providing training to area residents. … [Read more...] about Ecotourism: Protecting Brazil’s Atlantic Forest
In 2013 the Inter-American Development Bank financed 168 projects for a total of 14 billion dollars. Every day we ask ourselves if our projects are contributing to the well-being of the region; if they are improving quality of life for the girls, farmers, and retirees we had in mind when we planned the interventions; if we really know if the projects failed or succeeded; if … [Read more...] about Do we learn more when we make mistakes?