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Multilateral Investment Fund

Multi-Stakeholder Alliances: Learning To See The World Through The Eyes Of Others

FOMIN | Posted 02.02.2017 | Impact
FOMIN

By Francisco Larra Bujalance Francisco Larra is the regional coordinator of the New Employment Opportunities for Youth (NEO) initiative for the M...

Getting Smart at the Sandpit

FOMIN | Posted 01.06.2017 | Impact
FOMIN

By Brigit Helms and Maggie Dugan Brigit Helms, the general manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, also has served as the director of SPEED, a ...

What Would You Do With $2.2 Trillion Dollars?

FOMIN | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen and Charmain Love Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Knowledge Economy Unit, which ...

The Impressive Impact of Village Banking in Paraguay

FOMIN | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Lorena Rios and Alejandro Hernández Lorena works in the area of Inclusive Cities for the Multilateral Investment Fund. She has degrees in comme...

How Women-led Entrepreneurship can Crush Social and Economic Exclusion

FOMIN | Posted 11.29.2016 | Women
FOMIN

By Brigit Helms Brigit Helms, the general manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, also has served as the director of SPEED, a USAID-funded pro...

Innovation Alone Won't Change Habits

FOMIN | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Irani Arráiz Irani Arráiz leads the impact evaluations of many MIF projects, including projects that are designed to increase the competitiven...

Migrantes Latinoamericanos en España: Las Innovaciones Fintech no son Suficientes

FOMIN | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
FOMIN

Por Fermín Vivancoy Lukas Keller Fermín Vivanco posee más de 20 años de experiencia en finanzas inclusivas. En el FOMIN lidera proyectos que s...

Can Cities Benefit from Last-mile Energy Innovations in Rural Areas?

FOMIN | Posted 10.17.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Carlos Guiza and Xosé Ramil Carlos Guiza's passion is to find income-generating alternatives for disadvantaged people. At the Multilateral Inv...

Latin American Migrants in Spain: Fintech Innovations are not Enough

FOMIN | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business
FOMIN

By Fermín Vivanco and Lukas Keller Fermín Vivanco has more than 20 years of experience working on inclusive finance. At the Multilateral Investm...

The Timing is Right for Impact Investing in Latin America

FOMIN | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Knowledge Economy Unit, which seeks to cultivate...

Unlocking Capital to Solve Social Problems: Rethinking Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Impact

FOMIN | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

Susana García-Robles Susana García-Robles leads the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)'s investments in seed and venture capital funds, and desig...

The Digital Meteor and the Future of Jobs, Income, and Assets: Ninjas, Ojihas, and Modilals

FOMIN | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
FOMIN

By César Buenadicha César Buenadicha has led programs in social innovation, crowdfunding, social entrepreneurship, micro-franchising, educational ...

Venture Capital: Driving Economic Growth

FOMIN | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

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...

Challenges Women Face in Managing Public-Private Partnerships

FOMIN | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
FOMIN

By Dennis Blumenfeld and Andrea Arzaba Díaz Dennis Blumenfeld coordinates an $8 million Multilateral Investment Fund technical assistance project t...

Add Impact

FOMIN | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is acting chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Knowledge Economy Unit, which seeks to cu...

Drones: From Tools of War to Tools for Social Innovation

FOMIN | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Smeldy Ramirez and Svante Persson Smeldy Ramirez manages a $20 million portfolio of technical assistance projects and entrepreneurial investment...

Shifting toward the Knowledge Economy

FOMIN | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology
FOMIN

By Norah Sullivan Norah Sullivan has worked on projects involving youth job-skills training and entrepreneurship for the Multilateral Investment Fun...

Testing Ourselves: Do We Have Unconscious Bias about Gender and Work?

FOMIN | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
FOMIN

By Andrew Morrison Andrew Morrison is the Gender and Diversity Division chief at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Prior to joining the IDB,...

Empowering Community Forests in the Fight Against Climate Change

FOMIN | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
FOMIN

By Gregory Watson and Ben Hodgdon Gregory Watson has led numerous projects related to climate change, forestry, climate-smart agriculture, renewable...

The Sharing Economy Can Transform Economic Development

FOMIN | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Brigit Helms and Anabella Palacios Brigit Helms, the general manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, also has served as the director of SPE...

Where Is the Code.org for Latin America and the Caribbean?

FOMIN | Posted 05.27.2016 | Technology
FOMIN

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

A New Playbook for Companies Venturing for Impact

FOMIN | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is acting chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)'s Access to Markets and Skills Uni...

Shortening Distances in Economic Development: The Poor as a Digital Crowd

FOMIN | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Cesar Buenadicha César Buenadicha has led programs in social innovation, crowdfunding, social entrepreneurship, micro-franchising, educational l...

The Market for Climate Resilience: Hidden in Plain Sight?

FOMIN | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
FOMIN

By Steven R. Wilson Steven R. Wilson manages projects related to climate change adaptation and resilience for the Multilateral Investment Fund. He r...

The Circular Economy: Butterflies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

FOMIN | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
FOMIN

If we want to fully reach a Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must first pass through a circular economy model, and this requires reflection about issues ranging from industrial policy, to investment criteria, to new business models.