Ports in Latin America still largely follow the typical industrial model, functioning as maritime terminals in the sea-land interface and with a greater focus on managing concessions and their own infrastructure. Some of the more modern ports also act as transportation and distribution centers. Today, for ports to play a truly instrumental role in integration and trade, they … [Read more...] about From Ports to Innovation Ecosystems: A Critical Transformation
This story begins sometime in January 2024. A Boeing 737-300F from the city of Leticia, deep in the Colombian Amazon, lands on runway 13 left at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá. The plane taxies up to the cargo terminal, and pallets of refrigerated crates that look as if they’re holding fragile handicrafts are moved quickly to the belly of a colossal jet operated by … [Read more...] about Exporting Amazonian Copoazú: A Journey to International Markets
The Americas were still recovering from the multiple economic and social challenges triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic when war broke out in Ukraine, increasing global tensions. These two vastly distinct types of disasters underline how important human resilience is. Resilience was on our minds when we began examining the private sector's role during this disruptive and … [Read more...] about A resilient private sector puts forward an ambitious plan for sustainable and inclusive growth in the Americas
Many times, when we talk about the Amazon, we tend to see its importance as the home of nearly half of the tropical carbon stocks in the world. But a detailed view shows that there is underlying economic potential to catalyze forest conservation and restoration with sustainable social and economic development activities through forest-compatible export … [Read more...] about The Virtuous Path of Exports ‘Compatible’ with the Brazilian Amazon Forest
Like their colleagues around the world, trade ministers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can barely get a break these days. Backlashes against globalization at home and abroad were swiftly followed by a public health crisis and geopolitical tensions that revived long-dormant calls for protection. As if that wasn’t enough, trade policy has also been called to play a role … [Read more...] about Can trade policy contribute to fighting global warming in Latin America and the Caribbean?