Despite the growth of fintechs in Latin America, cash is still king in the region. But why?
How has the region’s middle class changed in recent years, and could new approaches help create a larger pool of upwardly mobile consumers?
What factors are shaping extreme poverty rates in the region, and how should governments confront this challenge?
Each year, the Inter-American Dialogue analyzes remittances to the region, identifying areas of growth and new trends that are impacting how people send and receive money. Family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean reached $85 billion in 2018, an important financial flow and a critical source of support for many households in the region.
Latin America finds itself at a moment of enormous challenge. The region’s ability to preserve its conquests and overcome its faults and limitations will be put to a severe test. But there are clear signs indicating the path we need to take, and there are proven recommendations we can follow. We hold the key to unraveling over 500 years of unfulfilled promises.
China provided relatively little state finance to Latin America in 2018, but China remains a key source of credit for some countries in LAC.
Family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean experienced nearly 10% growth in 2018, one of the largest growth rates in the past 10 years. Growth in remittances stands in stark contrast to the sluggish 1.9% economic growth rate for the region. The countries with the highest remittance growth rates in 2018 included Haiti, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala and Paraguay.
The Latin America Advisor’s editorial team has produced more than 300 editions of the publication this year for subscribers at many of the world’s most respected companies, as well as leading universities and government agencies on four continents. We’re delighted to share a dozen issues our team felt covered especially important developments during 2018, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.
How well is peace taking hold in Colombia, two years after the signing of the peace accord?
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?
As the trade war between China and the United States intensifies, how is it affecting Latin American economies?
China this month agreed to extend $5 billion in credit to Venezuela as the South American country faces severe economic problems including hyperinflation and dire shortages of food, medicines and basic goods. Finance Minister Simón Zerpa announced the credit line as President Nicolás Maduro was departing for China to seek…
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel to discuss the opportunities and challenges of developing smart cities in Latin America.
Are teacher policies in Latin America effective? What can countries do to strengthen and support teacher selection, development and performance?