​Small and medium sized companies are the backbone of Latin America’s economy. They represent more than 90 percent of all enterprises in the region, generating over half of all jobs and a quarter…

Irene Arias |

The most recent data show significant strides in reducing maternal mortality at the national level over the past 20 years.  Improvements in access to maternal health care, especially in skilled…

Haruna Kashiwase |

La ciencia del cambio climático es lo suficientemente robusta como para afirmar rotundamente que el planeta seguro y estable en el que la humanidad ha prosperado durante miles de años puede estar…

Gustavo Alberto Fonseca |

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  Un número cada vez más grande de ciudadanos de todo el mundo están exigiendo a urbanistas y autoridades políticas de sus ciudades que “hagan bien las cosas” al…

Verónica Raffo |

Hurricane Sandy / NOAA In addition to their often devastating human toll, natural disasters can have an extremely adverse economic impact on countries. Disasters can be particularly calamitous for…

Michael Bennett |

Siga al autor en Twitter: @danpulido   Los proyectos de infraestructura implementados a través de asociaciones público-privadas (APP) han sido tradicionalmente financiados por los bancos. Sin…

Daniel Pulido |

Follow the author on Twitter: @danpulido   Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects in infrastructure have traditionally been financed by banks. However, interest in new funding sources is…

Daniel Pulido |

For almost a decade, the large emerging market economies, including several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), have been regarded by analysts and investors as new engines of…

As countries all across Africa recognize International Day of the African Child today, I thought it would be a timely opportunity to blog about the progress of under-five child mortality rates…

Dereje Ketema Wolde |