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Can your trip to the beach help reduce poverty?

As summer comes to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us have been asking and answering the same question: how was your vacation?...

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How can character count toward identifying good credit clients?

The financing gap for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean was estimated at $1.2 trillion...

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Why is mobile broadband quality so important for development?

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of contrasts. Almost everyone has a cell phone, as evidenced by the exponential increase in...

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What can the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean learn from Korea’s economic miracle?

They say that Korea achieved in three decades what it took the Western industrialized countries more than a century to do. But, how did it...

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Development Effectiveness: Adding Value beyond Financing

A new private sector In his recent annual letter to CEOs, Larry Fink, the founder and CEO of the investment firm BlackRock, called on...

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Supporting sustainable palm oil in Latin America and the Caribbean

African palm oil accounts for the bulk of vegetable oil sales in the world, and it is estimated that demand for this oil will grow...

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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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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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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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Tourism development through PPPs: An opportunity to generate employment in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries, particularly in terms of employment. This industry generates one out of every 11 jobs...

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