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María Cecilia Acevedo

María Cecilia Acevedo es economista del Departamento de Estrategia y Efectividad en el Desarrollo de BID Invest en Washington, DC. María Cecilia apoya la elaboración de estrategias de país, en particular al proporcionar análisis técnico a través de la inclusión de la perspectiva del sector privado para América Latina y el Caribe. De nacionalidad colombiana, María Cecilia obtuvo su maestría y doctorado en la Universidad de Harvard, y una maestría en economía de la Universidad de los Andes en Bogotá.

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The Caribbean: A Private Sector’s Challenge to Increasing Productivity and Growth – Part II
The Caribbean: A Private Sector’s Challenge to Increasing Productivity and Growth – Part II

The 4th Industrial Revolution brings endless opportunities for the Caribbean. To exploit these opportunities, the private sector can partner with governments to deploy successful initiatives to prepare the current and future workforce for the emerging technologies.

The Caribbean: A Private Sector’s Challenge to Increasing Productivity and Growth – Part I
The Caribbean: A Private Sector’s Challenge to Increasing Productivity and Growth – Part I

New technologies and big data are increasing the demand for skills, including digital skills and high-level cognitive skills. Caribbean private sector can influence the types of skills it needs from its workforce and play an active role in increasing productivity and competitiveness in the region - and globally.

What is the private sector’s role in the path to development? The case of Paraguay
What is the private sector’s role in the path to development? The case of Paraguay

The productive sector of Latin America and Caribbean countries faces constant challenges. In the case of Paraguay, notable challenges include difficulty accessing financing and the lack of infrastructure to boost development. However, during the last decade this country has gradually positioned itself in international trade thanks to the development of its agri-food industry, among other factors. Thus, in research developed by the Inter-American Development Bank Group, we have detected five areas in which the private sector can support the development of Paraguay: