Tag Archives: Latin America

A Simple, Painless Way Governments Can Help the Poor and the Environment

By Scott Strand and Felipe Amaya Salazar Around 85 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still cook with wood, charcoal and other solid fuels. These traditional cooking techniques have dire effects on users’ health, environment and productivity. Traditional cookstoves … Continue reading

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Los Impuestos y Tarifas a Estufas Limpias Vulneran a los más Pobres

Por Felipe Amaya Salazar Existen alrededor de 85 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que todavía cocinan con madera, carbón y otros tipos de combustibles sólidos. Estos métodos tradicionales de cocina tienen efectos negativos en la salud … Continue reading

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Reconstruir el Campo Colombiano Sembrando Paz

Escrito por: Maria Paula Gomez y Felipe Amaya El siguiente post fue publicado antes de que los Colombianos votaran “No” en el plebiscito para apoyar los acuerdos de paz. Sin embargo la necesidad de una reforma agrícola efectiva, tal y cómo … Continue reading

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The State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market

With over two billion people worldwide lacking access to reliable electricity, the global off-grid appliance market is critical for increasing access to electricity and services. In particular, renewable energy technologies like the fast-growing solar portable lamps and solar home systems are helping to bridge the gap. The markets for renewable/hybrid … Continue reading

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Presenting the USAID Community Health Framework and Toolkit

By Shruthi Jayaram Integrating communities and families into healthcare is critical to help people live longer, healthier lives. Community health approaches which facilitate this integration have shown significant promise, especially in areas where access to hospitals and health providers is … Continue reading

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The Global Opportunity in Online Outsourcing

By Manpreet Singh Global unemployment is expected to reach over 212 million by 2020. The unemployment crisis we face is complex, with lifelong ramifications that affect not only individuals – and especially youth – but also entire national economies. However, … Continue reading

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Creating the Climate for Action: Lessons from the UN Global Goals Process

By Sonila Cook and Varad Pande It took more than four years and skillful backroom negotiation to get to this week’s victory — the ratification of the next global development agenda, the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, that will guide … Continue reading

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Q&A With Agora: Maximizing the Value of Charitable Giving

By Amanda Dawes Ibanez Each year, individuals in the US donate more than 300 billion dollars. Agora aims to maximize the impact of these funds. It was created to bring the transparency, rigor, and ease of for-profit investment platforms to … Continue reading

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Dalberg and Dalberg Research Present YouthUnemployment.com

High youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems confronting societies around the world – and it’s especially acute for young people in developing countries. But do we really know how to effectively address this complex and challenging issue? Inherent … Continue reading

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Exploring the role of venture capital in Latin American economic development

By Rocio Funes and Lorenzo Bernasconi In advanced economies, it is easy to point to the positive impact of venture capital (VC): investment in early-stage, high-risk startups. The evidence is everywhere; Facebook profiles, iPhones, Skype calls, Google maps, FedEx packages, … Continue reading

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