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
Infrastructure and Sustainable Landscapes
Across the world, young people are protesting against what they describe as the inaction of leaders on climate change. Younger generations condemn decision makers for what they perceive as a ¨business as usual mentality¨ and failure to meaningfully consider sustainability issues and intergenerational justice. This is a wake-up call, we must listen to. And this is especially … [Read more...] about Listen to the wake-up call! Sustainable infrastructure at the IDB’s 60th anniversary
The era of planning is here. As part of the economic growth of countries, infrastructure is one of the most important ways to meet the goals and commitments that each nation has set for itself. Infrastructure is the central driver of each country’s vision for the future; however, for it to be sustainable and resilient, different national and international agreements and plans … [Read more...] about Three Good Practices of Peru’s National Infrastructure Plan for Sustainable Economic Growth
The choices we make on how we travel can have a big impact on the climate. Just ask Greta Thunberg. The Swedish activist shuns flying, which generates roughly 100g of CO2 per km, in favor of the train clocking in at 15g per km. … [Read more...] about Sustainable infrastructure and quality infrastructure are two sides of the same coin
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?