Home to more than 48 million people (1), Colombia is the fourth biggest economy in South America. With over 400 million square kilometers and nearly 85 ecosystems made out of plains, rivers, coasts, moors and vibrant lungs of humid forests (2), Colombia is located in the northern border of the continent and serves as a natural habitat for millions of species, placing it among … [Read more...] about Celebrating sustainability and safeguards on Colombia’s Independence Day
Monitoring and evaluating policies, projects and programs are particularly important for the development of any country. These two activities allow us to assess whether programs and projects are implemented efficiently, and to evaluate their success in terms of their objectives, goals and target population. Only if we know well how a plan is being implemented, and what results … [Read more...] about Monitoring agricultural policies for policy design: the case of Ecuador
The chronic gap in infrastructure quality and quantity of the Latin American region requires a regime shift that sees the mobilization of private investors as an essential step. While data shows that the private sector has largely been more active in Latin America than in other developing-nation regions over the last decade, particularly in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru; … [Read more...] about Infrastructure Bankability: Renewed interest from investors in Latin America?
The Paris Agreement requires concrete action that is increasingly urgent and far-reaching, and this transformation requires significant financial investments by governments, businesses, and civil society. A group of multilateral development banks (MDBs) has just published its annual report on climate finance which provides details on US$43 billion of approvals in for developing … [Read more...] about What can we do with 43 billion dollars to face the climate crisis?
Finding suitable land to build social infrastructure is a great challenge. Budgets are usually very limited; there are few available lands and often they have legal problems or debts, lack of public services or require additional work besides those of the project itself. In many countries, through intergovernmental agreements, donated land is accepted, which seems to be the … [Read more...] about If zero risk does not exist, how to select safe lands?