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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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Dialogue Participates in Colombian Oil Association Conference

The hydrocarbons sector is at a turning point. Low prices and uncertain projections, competition for market share, geopolitical dynamics, growing environmental and social concerns, and questions about the future of fossil fuel and renewable energy sources necessitate analysis and discussion about the present and future of the industry and the challenges…

Lisa Viscidi

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Energy & Politics in Brazil

With Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras engulfed in a massive corruption scandal, the government looks poised to introduce an energy sector overhaul.

Lisa Viscidi

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What Does Latin America’s Shift to the Right Mean for the Energy Sector?

At a breakfast meeting with members of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy and Resources Committee, Michael Reid, The Economist’s senior Latin America editor and author of the “Bello” column, discussed why he thinks the region is shifting to the right.

Lisa Viscidi

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Factory workers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are pictured above. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

How Can Latin America Become More Productive?

What are the reasons behind the region’s persistently low productivity rates, and what can it do to reverse this trend?

Alicia Bárcena, Jaana Remes, Welby Leaman, Matteo Grazzi

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The Distributional Impact of Fiscal Policy in South Africa

This paper, published uses the 2010/11 Income and Expenditure Survey for South Africa to analyze the progressivity of the main tax and social spending programs and quantify their impact on poverty and inequality.

Nora Lustig, Gabriela Inchauste, Mashekwa Maboshe, Catriona Purfield, Ingrid Woolard

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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, Shelly Shetty, David Ross, Alfredo Coutiño

Latin America Advisor ˙

Argentine Finance Minister Martín Guzmán

Will Argentina’s Economy See a Strong Rebound?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the trajectory of Argentina’s economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jorge Argüello, Kezia McKeague, Daiana Fernández Molero, Mariana Zepeda

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Family Remittances in 2021: Is Double-Digit Growth the New Normal?

This report provides a review of the trends that led to growth in family remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021. It points to a combination of factors that include increased migration, migrants prolonging their stay in the United States, use of digital transfers among others. It also introduces projections based on future migration and remittance sender changes in 2022. 

Manuel Orozco, Matthew Martin

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Economic Development in the Caribbean

On January 30, the Inter-American Dialogue and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hosted an event to discuss the findings of a recently published book, Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean (November 2017). This event was moderated by Manuel Orozco with panelists Joyce Wong, Sebastian Acevedo and Daniel P. Erikson. The panel discussed the roles that structural transformation, natural disasters, and fiscal policy have on unleashing future growth in the region.

Martín Rodríguez Nuñez

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