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Clean Energy Innovation in Latin America

In the wake of the COP21 global climate talks, governments must shift attention to how they will actually follow through on the commitments made in Paris. One concept is central to achieving that goal – innovation.

Lisa Viscidi, Justin Miller

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Industrial Policy & Innovation in Brazil

Despite an increased presence in the global market, Brazil’s new economic policy shows sign of protectionism and defense of traditional industries.

Erick Marin

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A Time for Action

Latin America inequality gap, economic integration, and infrastructure and education systems were among the issues spotlighted at the XVII Annual CAF Conference.

Mary Dempsey

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Electrification and Innovation Among Key Private Sector Strategies in Latin America’s Energy Transition

As the energy transition gathers pace and Latin American countries raise their emissions reduction targets, private companies are revising their business models to meet demand for renewable energy and other solutions. The United States has also reemerged as a partner on climate action in the region. This webinar explored the current and potential role of the private sector in Latin America’s energy transition and how the United States can provide support.

Jamie Dorner

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Will Patent Waivers Make Covid Vaccines More Accessible?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Biden’s decision to support waiving patents for Covid-19 vaccines and its implications for Latin America.

Rolf Hoenger, Andrew Rudman, James Fitzgerald, Núria Homedes, Brian Toohey, Jaci McDole

Latin America Advisor ˙

Hepatitis C, viruses of which are pictured above, primarily affects the liver and is spread through blood-to-blood contact. // Image: AJC1 via Creative Commons.

Is Hepatitis C the New Health Priority for the Americas?

How big of a problem is hepatitis C in Latin America? What kinds of efforts should countries and the private sector make to fight it?

Andrew Rudman, Katherine E. Bliss, Ryan McKeel, Núria Homedes, Carl Meacham

Latin America Advisor ˙

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno recently cited technology companies in Colombia among the innovators during the Covid-19 pandemic. // File Photo: Inter-American Development Bank.

Can Innovation and Tech Help Colombia Cope and Recover?

How can innovation and technology be deployed in Colombia in education, health, financial services and other areas affected by the health and economic crises?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Laura Gaviria Halaby, Felipe Colmenares, Kathleen McInerney

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Innovating Healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean

On November 4, 2020, the Dialogue convened the panel discussion “Innovating Healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Forming the basis for discussion, a recent World Bank survey indicated that treatments for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease, are suffering disruptions on a global scale. The conversation highlighted the need for innovation in health systems amidst both the global pandemic and the resultant breakdown of NCDs diagnosis and treatment.

Amy Doring

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Patient is pictured in a hospital bed.

Will Covid Change How Latin America Provides Health Care?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on improving Latin America and the Caribbean’s health care.

Jaana Remes, Rolf Hoenger, María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, Arachu Castro

Latin America Advisor ˙