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Including the Excluded: Promoting Inclusion among Women and Indigenous Groups through Financial Education
In this article, we provide some preliminary results of a financial education project in Guatemala that began on November 2016.
Financial education has proven to be an efficient tool for systematically and effectively building assets in a society (OECD, 2005).…
Guatemala’s economic growth and development has historically been affected by high rates of inequality, as well as by a poorly performing economic model that is based on agricultural exports.
Contributions of Migrants and Diaspora to All Dimensions of Sustainable Development, Including Remittances and Portability of Earned Benefits
Migrants’ economic contributions can be successfully leveraged for development if policies consider them in relation to drivers of migration and development challenges.
Migration from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States has grown steadily over the past forty years. In addition to leaving their countries amidst political and economic hardship, the vast majority of these migrants face additional challenges to their legal status. One way to look for solutions is to consider a comprehensive approach to migration through recruitment, retention, return, relief and reform.
In terms of human capital, Guatemala lags behind in an increasingly global economy. In its Human Capital Index, the World Economic Forum ranked Guatemala as number 94 out of 130 economies. Although a multifaceted concept, learning has a significant role in building human capital, as education –including enrollment, quality and attainment— impacts the future of the labor force. In this article, we review the educational landscape in Guatemala, including literacy, K-12 education, and workforce development.
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