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Digitalization for Inclusive, Efficient and Fair Healthcare
Adopting new technologies in the pharmaceutical and healthcare space can reduce the incidence of chronic diseases, facilitate the early detection of serious illnesses, and help promote healthy habits among the population.
Smart wires for the energy transition
For the last two decades, there has been a boost in renewable energies in our region, initially led by Brazil, Chile and Mexico, which benefited from economies of scale when renewable energy generation costs went down and followed later by many other countries.
Want Global Solutions on Climate? Look at Latin America and the Caribbean
Two unseen takeaways from COP28. One, our region is recognized as a hub of innovation on climate action. And two, the private sector seems more committed than ever to making it happen.
Is Bikesharing The Future of Latin America’s Cities?
Micromobility solutions, such as shared bikes and scooters, have gained significant traction in cities worldwide, with Latin America witnessing a surge in their adoption. These alternatives to car usage promise reduced emissions, reduced congestion, and decreased parking space demands in urban centers.
Digital transformation and agribusiness: trends and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Agribusiness in Latin America and the Caribbean is crucial in strengthening the regional economy. Characterized by its vast expanse of arable land, abundant natural resources and unique biodiversity, the agricultural sector contributed significantly to the region's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021, representing 6.9% of the economy.
Adaptation, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Sustainability, and the Digital Gap: A Recap of 2023
The year concludes with significant challenges, demanding flexible and creative solutions. Fortunately, the private sector is increasingly showing interest in issues aimed at promoting a fairer and more sustainable world. Here's a snapshot of the topics that garnered the most attention in IDB Invest’s corporate blog, Negocios Sostenibles, over the past twelve months.
New Data Shows What Drives Business Growth in Colombia
Only about a quarter of Colombian companies created in 2017 were still operating in 2022, of which only 6% (4,600) grew. What are the drivers behind businesses that not only survive but thrive? Our new report with Confecámaras starts digging into the data, focusing on growth factors, job creation, and gender gaps.
Efficiency and Competitiveness: New Technologies Revolutionize Water and Sanitation Services
Digital acceleration in the urban water sector is critical to addressing one of governments' main challenges: water security. This translates into the availability and access to water in quantity and quality that ensure supply to citizens and the conduct of productive activities.
How Digitalization Can Accelerate Future Financial Services in the Region
The rapid digitalization of the financial sector in Latin America and the Caribbean is paving the way for agile and innovative solutions that enhance competitiveness, open doors to greater financial inclusion, and drive the region's development.