Over the last three decades, Chile has stood out by achieving the highest income per capita in Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to the highest ranking on the Human Development Index in line with average levels of OECD member countries. Chile has also led progress related to the Sustainable Development Goals, ranking 30th worldwide. Despite these advances, Chile … [Read more...] about Where Are the Opportunities for Chile to Resume a Growth Path?
By Tracy Betts IDB-funded online survey to 33,500 internet users across the Americas reveals people’s priorities in infrastructure. … [Read more...] about Filling the Infrastructure Gap in the Americas –What do people really want?
By Alberto Levy Since mid-2000, Argentina has undertaken a historic and comprehensive strategy to promote sustainable development in the Norte Grande region, one of the poorest areas in the country. The centerpiece of the strategy is to provide prompt, good-quality, and low-cost sustainable energy that can improve the competitiveness of businesses and spur new economic … [Read more...] about Sustainable Energy for Argentina’s Norte Grande
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
Large infrastructure projects have a bad rap. Many deservedly so. But new evidence is emerging that large scale dam projects in China are Pareto improving, and large scale infrastructure investments in Brazil had large positive effects on development. Dam projects have been controversial for the benefits on power generation, flood control and irrigation, and … [Read more...] about More power to Dams?