Analysis

Speakers at Housing Laboratory on Guatemala Video

Migration and Cities in Guatemala: Remittances’ Potential Role for Housing

On August 27, 2020, the first virtual session of a Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala (LAV by its Spanish initials) was held. As Guatemala’s National Housing Council (CONAVI) works to update Guatemala’s National Policy on Housing and Human Settlements with strategies to increase access to decent, sustainable housing, this event contributed to discussions regarding the potential that remittances offer for financing the provision of decent and broader urban development.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Fundación Avina

Desenvolvimento e Cooperação na América Latina Video

Member in the News: Enrique García

Enrique García, economist and former president of the CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, has published a new book titled Development and Cooperation in Latin America: The Urgent Need for a Renewed Strategy. It is the seventh volume published in the José Bonifácio Chair collection at the University of São Paulo.

Enrique García

Member in the News ˙

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019. Remittance volume and growth. Political instability. Migration and development.

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019: Emerging Challenges

This report analyzes trends in remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019 and explores the factors related to slowing remittance growth. Family remittances to the region grew by approximately 8% compared to 2018 and totaled nearly US$100 billion, which stands in contrast to the region’s slower economic growth of 0.6%.

Manuel Orozco

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro // File Photo: Brazilian Government

Will Brazil Allow Development on Indigenous Lands?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the development of indigenous land in Brazil.

Isabella Alcañiz, Leni Berliner, Jana Nelson, Luiza Lima

Latin America Advisor ˙

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to rebound this year after years of economic decline, according to the International Monetary Fund’s Alejandro Werner. // File Photo: International Monetary Fund.

Are Latin America’s Economies Facing More Headwinds?

How are external factors such as global trade tensions, the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit likely to affect Latin America and the Caribbean, and what structural issues are still holding the region back?

Alicia Bárcena, David Ross, Shelly Shetty, Alfredo Coutiño

Latin America Advisor ˙

The risks of de-risking

De-risking – which involves the cancellation of correspondent relationships by large international banks – has slowed on a global level, However, the threat remains in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Banker

Guatemala

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Guatemala’s development.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Costa Rica

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Costa Rica’s development.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Central America

Central America faces a wide range of challenges in the global context, of which organized crime, access to trade and financing, and outbound migration are a few. This is a compilation of the most relevant Dialogue’s reports on the region.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Nicaragua

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Nicaragua’s development.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Honduras

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Honduras’ development.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Issues Shaping Central America

A compilation of the most relevant Dialogue’s articles, presentations and reports on Central America: its development challenges and policy options.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙