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Inter American Development Bank

The Development Mutants are Coming ... and We Care

FOMIN | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

by Marcelo Cabrol Marcelo Cabrol is the manager of all external communications for the Inter-American Development Bank Group. His portfolio inclu...

Derisking Threatens Caribbean Banking Sector and Trade

FOMIN | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business

By Allan Wright Allan Wright is country economist for The Bahamas at the Inter-American Development Bank, and an associate researcher for the Caribb...

Venture Capital: Driving Economic Growth

FOMIN | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact

By Yuri Soares, Susana García-Robles, and Sandro Díez-Amigo Impact of Early Stage Equity Funds in Latin America Yuri Soares is chief of the Clim...

What Does Paternity Leave Have to Do with a Company's Success?

FOMIN | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business

By Sanola Daley and Jimena Serrano Sanola Daley is an investment management officer for non-financial products and services at the Inter-American...

5 Lessons From The Expansion Of The Panama Canal

FOMIN | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business

By Rachel Robboy Rachel Robboy is chief of portfolio management at the Inter-American Investment Corporation, where she is responsible for a portfo...

Travel in the Educational Cloud: Navigating Latin America's Learning Portals

FOMIN | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education

By Marcelo Cabrol Marcelo Cabrol is the manager of all external communications for the Inter-American Development Bank Group. His portfolio includes...

Multilateral Development Banks Still Failing to Solve Energy Poverty

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

As the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meet in Washington, DC this week, members of civil society are asking: why are multilateral developm...

Who's Disrupting Whom? An Opportunity for Startups and Government

FOMIN | Posted 02.24.2017 | Impact

While the ICBF continues to provide workshops, the new 1DOC3 information allows ICBF to reach populations not being covered by their traditional services -- most noticeably rural or otherwise marginalized populations

Impact Investing's Role in Global Development

Katharine Tengtio | Posted 02.11.2017 | Impact
Katharine Tengtio

I recently went to an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies called 'Impact Investing: An Opportunity for Development?'. The even...

Equal Potential, Unequal Paths: Explaining the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurial Success

FOMIN | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business

By Yuri Soares and Shoshana Grossman-Crist Yuri Soares is chief of development effectiveness at the Multilateral Investment Fund. He holds a PhD in...

Bringing More Remittance Clients into the Financial Fold

FOMIN | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business

Remittances are a strong driver of financial inclusion in both sending and receiving countries. They can encourage and accelerate the adoption of new technologies, and offer opportunities to promote accumulation of savings on both the sending and the receiving ends.

Corporate Social Innovation is the New Corporate Social Responsibility

FOMIN | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business

A new trend in international development has paired some unlikely business partners: development finance institutions and impact investors are working with large multinational corporations to fund projects that advance both development and business agendas.

Sports, Theater, and Circus Arts Ease At-Risk Youth into the Workforce

FOMIN | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact

The MIF and IDB are devising a way to analyze and systematize the critical factors needed for workforce preparation for youth living in conflict with the law or in high-conflict zones. The aim is identify and implement some innovative interventions, adapted to the needs of young people in different environments.

Racial Discrimination Continues at the Development Banks Hobbling Efforts to Meet the MDGs in 2015

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Bea Edwards

While no one is claiming that the goals have actually been reached, indications are that the reported progress is significantly overstated. This sleight of hand is accomplished statistically by making the truly vulnerable and poor populations disappear into a larger pool of data collected on a macro scale from the better-off.

Business Headlines May Be Gloomy, But There Are Bright Spots

Judith Samuelson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

When I check out the morning headlines, I have a yearning for the problems of yore. I want to go back to 2002 and worry about Enron, rather than a global meltdown.

Fonkoze Helps Rebuild Haiti through Microfinance Following Earthquake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Unprecedented Collaboration Assists the Most Vulnerable In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, January 23, an unprecedented joint NGO-military operation ...

World Bank: We Are in Haiti for the Long Haul

Yvonne Tsikata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yvonne Tsikata

Today's announcement that we're waiving all debt payments from Haiti for the next 5 years is only a small sliver of our much larger commitment to Haiti.

What the Mainstream Media Will Not Tell You About Haiti: Part of the Suffering of Haiti is "Made in the USA"

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Quigley

In the last decade alone, the U.S. slashed humanitarian assistance to Haiti, forced its government to downsize, ruined tens of thousands of small farmers, and blocked international loans.

Cutting Off the Honduran Coup's Air Supply

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Carlsen

With grassroots challenges growing throughout the country and outside supplies being cut off, the question the world is asking is: How long can this last?

Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

"The Diaspora is the driving force for the economic development of the country, but in order to reach that objective, overseas Haitians need to be organized locally, state-wide, and nationally."

Remittances To Latin America, Caribbean Nations To Decline This Year After A Decade Of Growth

McClatchy | Lesley Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The slumping global economy is slowing the amount of money that migrant workers send home to their families in Latin America and the Car...