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    Financial Inclusion in the Pandemic: the Way Forward for Banks & Fintechs

    It's clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has driven society to become more digital, to increase the use of electronic devices and to do almost everything online. What can we expect from traditional banking models and Fintech companies in 2021?

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    When It Comes to the Climate, 10 Years Is Nothing

    The European Union, with its Green Deal underway, has pledged to reduce its emissions of polluting gases by 55% in 2030 to achieve a zero emissions goal in 2050.

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    IDB World: Videogames, Transportation, Vaccine Watch

    Below are three IDB's blog entries about video games and public transport in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the vaccination pace in the region.

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    How the Way Was Paved for Sustainable Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Latin America and the Caribbean is experiencing an expansion in sustainable investment, greater interest by investors, a wider range of products, and a public sector that is encouraging this investment.

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    Can Solar Panels Be the Cellphones of the Future?

    The tech revolution in solar energy, driving a significant drop in costs, is the best solution to the problem of connecting isolated communities to the power grid. These models, however, also provide a vision of a possible future with decentralized networks or even customers who not only consume energy but also produce and send it into the grid.

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    Watch Out for TR4, the Banana Disease that is a Worst-Case Pandemic Scenario

    TR4 has spread through banana cultivars across the world and jumped last year into Colombia. It is a perfectly deadly enemy for banana planters and one that leaves a clear lesson: one must be ready for worst-case pandemic scenarios and not simply pray for cures and hope for the best.

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