At IDB/INTAL we have analyzed the different chapters of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ in the light of the challenges that regional integration is currently facing. To do so, we asked more than 30 experts from different fields to put forward concrete ideas inspired by Pope Francis’s philosophical guidelines. The outcome is a publication that is in many ways unique: it … [Read more...] about Laudato Si’: In Praise of Ecology
Four Core Features for a Smart Regionalism: MERCOSUR Futures
We are living through a technological revolution, so does it make sense to think about integration in Latin America the way we did 25 years ago? Back then, when the MERCOSUR was created, there was no e-commerce, no sharing economy, no Internet of Things, and no artificial intelligence. Big data for logistics was science fiction and no one had heard of additive manufacturing. … [Read more...] about Four Core Features for a Smart Regionalism: MERCOSUR Futures
In Times of Uncertainty, More Regional Integration
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Outsourcing: An Opportunity for Women’s Empowerment?
[Photo: Silvina Moschini, CEO at SheWorks!] At first sight, Coronda seems to be an Argentine rural town like any other. However, from its squares and strawberry plantations, a woman innovates in the service industry. Maricruz Tabbia with his personal computer is revolutionizing the labor market, recruiting professionals from Russia to the United States. Maricruz is the Chief … [Read more...] about Outsourcing: An Opportunity for Women’s Empowerment?
Detailed Trade Data for Market Insight and Policy Analysis
Álvaro Ugartemendia, an entrepreneur at Lácteos CDS in Argentina, has dedicated himself to grow his family business. In a matter of a few years, CDS went from producing only milk to expanding its market towards cheese and other derived products, they needed to export. To date, his company has received multiple awards and exports to different countries in the region. As in … [Read more...] about Detailed Trade Data for Market Insight and Policy Analysis