September 22, 2019

World energy scenarios 2017 | Latin America & the Caribbean energy scenarios

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From World Energy Council The report ‘Latin America &  the Caribbean (LAC) Energy Scenarios’ examines the future of the regional energy context to 2060. Three plausible, relevant and challenging regional scenarios are presented, which provide a clear and enabling framework for decision making under deep uncertainty and a platform to guide the development and consideration […]

The agro-processed food and natural ingredient sectors and the creative industries: keys to the Caribbean’s expansion in the European market

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The value of Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) exports has shrunk by an estimated interannual rate of 1.6% in the first quarter of 2019, according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) The slowdown in LAC foreign sales has been partially counteracted by buoyant exports from the Caribbean The Caribbean Export Development Agency is committed to […]

Devastating Epidemic of Crime & Insecurity in Latin America & Caribbean

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By Luis Felipe López-Calva From IPS UNITED NATIONS, May 15 2019 (IPS) – Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, across regions and across income groups. Such process, Albert Hirschman elegantly established about 60 years ago, constantly generates tensions and demands for redistribution of resources and power. In this sense, […]

Education Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From IDB AUTHOR McMeekin, Robert W.  DATE Jan 1998 This report summarizes the results of a study of the education statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), financed by the Ford Foundation and implemented by UNESCO’s Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO-Santiago). The study is based on two kinds […]

Green infrastructure for Latin America and the Caribbean: rich in water, yet thirsty

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THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (IDB) IS COORDINATING THE LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SESSIONS DURING WORLD WATER WEEK IN SWEDEN’S CAPITAL, WITH A FOCUS ON THE NEED TO ADOPT NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS THE CURRENT AND FUTURE DEMAND FOR WATER RESOURCES IN THE REGION. STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Latin America and the Caribbean needs to progress […]

Latin America and the Caribbean: a decade lost in ending child marriage

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From UNICEF Without accelerated progress, nearly 20 million more girls in the region will be married in childhood by 2030 PANAMA/NEW YORK, 10 April 2018 – Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the only region in the world where the prevalence of child marriage and early unions has not decreased in the last decade, UNICEF’s […]

Regaining citizens’ trust in public institutions is key to resuming inclusive growth and well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From Merco Press Brussels, 09 April 2018 – Three out of four Latin Americans today show little or no confidence in their national governments. Around 80% think corruption is widespread. These levels are both up from 55% and 67% respectively in 2010. Mistrust is rising as in most regions of the world and risks deepening […]

Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean below the OECD average

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From Chartered Accountants Ireland Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) dipped in 2016, falling further behind the average OECD country levels. That’s according to a recent report which the OECD contributed to on tax statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The report goes on the say that recovery is likely in […]

Latin America, Caribbean countries collaborate to eradicate hunger and malnutrition

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BY ERNIE SEON From Jamaica Observer MONTEGO BAY, St James (CMC) — A much more concerted effort is underway to stem rising hunger and food security and eradicate all forms of malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The 33 member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), at the end of their […]

How Latin America and the Caribbean can unlock its digital potential

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How can Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) learn from other nations and accelerate the digitisation of its built environment and service sector to encourage innovation in advanced urban services, through digitising new and existing infrastructure and real estate assets? More than 80% of the population in the LAC region lives in cities – compared […]