Soon will be January 1, 2015. Most of us will make New Year’s resolutions and most of us will fail to keep them. Keeping New Year’s resolutions is hard. But it turns out that we are much more…

Oscar Calvo-González |

Latin America has a long, fractured, and ultimately failed history of public media. So-called “public media” typically functioned as government-controlled institutions for spurious goals -…

Silvio Waisbord |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @danpulido and @IrenePortabales   A branded metro station in Madrid Most metro systems around the world are unable to cover their operating costs with fare box…

Daniel Pulido, Irene Portabales González |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @shomik_raj and @canaless   Recently, as part of a broader cost cutting initiative, World Bank management decided to do away with a long standing policy of…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Diego Canales |

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 |

"I became tired of loosing my friends to violent acts involving firearms, and seeing how the young the potential of my generation is lost in prisons and cemeteries." These are the words…

Jessica Gallegos |

Mumbai and São Paulo are two mega metropolitan regions (MMR and SPMR) in the BRICs with about 20 million inhabitants each. They are the economic engines of their respective countries and act as a…

Jorge Rebelo |

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…