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IDB World: Nearshoring in Costa Rica, Regional Tax Policy & Gender Gaps

We present three selected IDB Group blog entries, on nearshoring in Costa Rica, a survey on taxation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and a call for research on gender gaps in the region.

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Six Reasons Why Your Company Should Consider Mezzanine Debt

Mezzanine instruments fit right between traditional senior secured debt and old-fashioned equity, both in terms of risk and returns. If structured properly, they may do wonders for companies, especially those struggling to secure financing in the current economic context.

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Why Thematic Bonds May Be a Hit in Latin America & Caribbean

Equities have traditionally dominated the market for ESG investing, but green, social and sustainable bonds, commonly called thematic bonds, are the hot new thing. Latin America and the Caribbean is uniquely positioned to benefit from this new type of investment.

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Five Things to Know about Blue Bonds

Blue bonds are emerging as a new asset class that helps to solve water-related challenges, create sustainable ocean business opportunities, and signal responsible ocean stewardship. An IDB Invest and UN Global Compact report looks into this unique way to mobilize capital.

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With E-Groceries, Software is Indeed Eating the World

Driven by social distancing imposed by COVID-19, the online grocery ecosystem is becoming more diverse, and increasingly innovative. Colombia’s Merqueo is a good example of a solid business model in a rapidly transforming market.

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How Will the Rise of Miami as a Global Tech Hub Impact Latin America & the Caribbean?

Foreign-born founders, including many Latinx, account for around 40% of entrepreneurs in Miami, as South Florida evolves from a “stepping-stone” in and out of Latin America and the Caribbean, becoming a tech hub for the region.