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The Way Forward: Four Lessons for Women’s Economic Empowerment
Based on the IDB Group’s track record with supporting women’s economic empowerment, here are four overarching lessons with a focus on private sector initiatives. Some may seem obvious at first glance, but there are still many institutions, both public and private, that don’t consider women´s particular needs.
IDB World: Caribbean Social Infrastructure, Energy and the Pandemic’s Effect on Inequality
We present three selected IDB Group blog entries, on strengthening the resilience of the social infrastructure of the Caribbean, the energy sector and the pandemic's effects on inequality in the region.
Climate Action Beyond Net Zero Emissions: the Challenge of Adaptation
Climate risks are rising. To limit or avoid climate impacts companies must embed adaptation into their climate strategies and invest in resilience. Adaptation finance and advisory services are key to drive climate resilience in the private sector.
Moving Away from Libor: A Quick Guide for the Puzzled
In recent years, financial authorities across the globe have been looking at ways to move away from the Libor reference rate, and multiple solutions have been proposed. A switch to the more reliable SOFR rate is in the works and will be completed by June 2023.
IDB World: Crime & Public Opinion; Peru’s Green Coast & Latin Entrepreneurs
We present three selected IDB Group blog entries, on crime and public opinion in the region, transportation improvements in Peru’s Green Coast, and the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Open Banking in Latin America & the Caribbean: Here & Now
Open banking, allowing third-party service providers to access financial data from financial institutions through APIs, is growing rapidly thanks to secular global trends and the region’s thirst for innovation.
Can Digital Credit Boost E-commerce among MSMEs?
Reaping the rewards of e-commerce is a challenge for many MSMEs. The solution may lie in the so-called “digital credit” offered by fintech companies within commercial platforms that bypass traditional banks.
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.
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.