Month – April 2015

What Good Is Capital Without Customers?

  Financial inclusion is necessary for healthy societies The financial inclusion strategies that several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are adopting and incorporating into their national development policies aim at increasing access to and use of financial services for segments of the population that have been excluded or underserved by financial systems. These […]

Joseph and the Seven Cows: A Parable for Latin America and the Caribbean

The fiscal outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean  is reminiscent of the story of Joseph, arguably the first documented fiscal policy advisor in the history of civilization. Asked to interpret the famous Egyptian Pharaoh’s dream, in which seven ugly and gaunt cows devoured seven fine and fat cows, Joseph predicted seven years of abundance […]

Does Facebook Conspire against Happiness?

What’s the key to happiness? How can we become as happy as those who live in Nordic countries -“the happiest in the world” – according to the United Nations’ World Happiness Report 2013? One of the keys is not comparing ourselves to everyone else. Improving people’s quality of life and their happiness is not easy. […]

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