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Gender, Regional Trade & Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Greater women participation in the labor market and in the business ecosystem should strategically consider technological development and changes in value chains, to achieve a truly sustainable female economic empowerment within the framework of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
IDB World: Government Responses to the Pandemic, Elders and Female Security
We present three selected IDB Group blog entries on the responses of Latin American and Caribbean governments to the pandemic, lessons to be learned from plans for the elderly in France, and women's safety in the region
Gender Equity in Business: How Are We Doing in the Region?
A recent IDB INTAL and IDB Invest study highlights the various problems women are faced with in the labor market. Some of the most important are horizontal and vertical segregation, as well as the gender pay gap in companies in the region.
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.
Why Thematic Bonds May Be a Hit in Latin America & Caribbean
Equities have traditionally dominated the market for ESG investing, but green, social and sustainable bonds, commonly called thematic bonds, are the hot new thing. Latin America and the Caribbean is uniquely positioned to benefit from this new type of investment.
Five Things to Know about Blue Bonds
Blue bonds are emerging as a new asset class that helps to solve water-related challenges, create sustainable ocean business opportunities, and signal responsible ocean stewardship. An IDB Invest and UN Global Compact report looks into this unique way to mobilize capital.
With E-Groceries, Software is Indeed Eating the World
Driven by social distancing imposed by COVID-19, the online grocery ecosystem is becoming more diverse, and increasingly innovative. Colombia’s Merqueo is a good example of a solid business model in a rapidly transforming market.