In the Latin American and Caribbean region, infrastructure is critical for economic growth and improving human well-being, but poorly planned projects can cause significant conflicts. The nature of these conflicts is dynamic and multidimensional, often the result of the interaction of environmental, social, governance, and economic drivers over a long period. As the study we … [Read more...] about How to reduce and fix conflicts in infrastructure projects
On the role of discount rates when evaluating infrastructure projects, and what happens when a project’s benefits – environmental or those positively affecting a region’s natural capital – come about in the long term. In an unprecedented act of generosity, and in order to promote reading the blog, the undersigned have collected all we had in our pockets to give it away to the … [Read more...] about Project Evaluation and the Role of Discount Rate
Have you ever seen a building in your hometown that was never finished due to insufficient money? Have you suffered power outages due to hurricanes or flooding? Are there communities in your country fighting against infrastructure developments in their towns? These are only a few examples of the problems that can arise when infrastructure is built disregarding the risks … [Read more...] about What do we mean by sustainable infrastructure?
Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that loses the most electricity in its transmission and distribution systems. Only in 2012, the region lost 240 terawatt hours (TWh), which is equivalent to 17% of the total electricity generated. This situation, which has gotten worse in recent decades, is analyzed in the recent report Power Lost. Energy losses are inevitable in … [Read more...] about Before running, learn to walk: Reducing electricity losses as a first step to ensure energy security