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How to support business productivity: three lessons learned in Brazil

Increased productivity is considered the only sustainable model for improving living conditions over the long term: it reduces the use of...

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EnglishFinancial Institutions

What is a B-bond?

With a nearly $200 billion a year financing gap, it is virtually impossible for the development banks in Latin America and the Caribbean to...

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Can innovation testing help boost private sector development in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Knowledge is increasingly seen as a key factor in promoting higher levels of productivity, competitiveness, and growth of firms. Despite...

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Digital highways and their similarity to transportation highways

Poor bandwidth infrastructure is like traveling on a dirt road. The technological disruption we are experiencing is something...

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SMEs and the Challenge to Export

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are an essential part of a dynamic and healthy economy. Their increase in number and growth...

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EnergyEnglish

Water management: the key for the successful hydroelectric generation in Norway

Beyond the extraordinary Norway’s landscapes, characteristic of  the planet’s cold temperate zones, decorated with a display of...

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The issues that marked the private sector in 2017

For the private sector, 2017 was a year marked by major changes and a call to prepare for the future. From the damages done by natural...

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The Floods of 2017: How can the private sector mitigate the impact of natural disasters

There are many theories to explain the current trend of increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme events, but it seems obvious that...

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Mining Bitcoin in Latin America: opportunities … and dangers!

The discovery of the first gold nuggets in General Sutter’s sawmill became a true “gold rush” in the United States. In the mid-19th...

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What have we learned after a decade of public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Until the end of 1990, Latin America and the Caribbean was the region with the greatest proliferation of public-private partnerships...

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