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Remittances for Development: Engaging the Diaspora with Social Projects in Guatemala

Paulina Ortega ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Family remittances have great potential to reduce poverty and foster development.[1] For Guatemalans, remittances are an important source of income. With more than one…Read more +

Replicable Models for High-Quality Extracurricular Education

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Guatemala’s development has been constrained by low economic performance due to a largely informal economy and an unskilled labor force. In turn, low levels…Read more +

Engaging the Private Sector in Guatemala’s Development

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. In Guatemala, remittances are an important source of income. In fact, the total stock of remittances reached $USD 8.192 billion in 2017, which…Read more +

Partnerships for Education

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. In an increasingly globalized and technologically connected world, migrants have a number of ways to stay connected with their home country, both socially and…Read more +

Access to Credit in Guatemala

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Founded in 1966, La Encarnación Cooperative Credit Union has contributed to the financial inclusion and economic development of its community for over 50…Read more +

Promoting Financial Access among Youth in Guatemala

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. The path to financial independence begins with proper savings habits. Therefore, the Financial Educators of the Opportunities for My Community project have made…Read more +

Presentación de resultados del proyecto Oportunidades para mi Comunidad

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

  La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y el Diálogo Interamericano presentaron en un evento privado, los resultados de su proyecto Oportunidades para mi Comunidad, el cual, fue implementado durante los últimos tres años con el objetivo de fortalecer el capital económico y humano de…Read more +

Can Colombia Make Peace with the JEP?

Tamar Ziff, Julia Searby ˙ ˙ Voces

Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz / Facebook
President Duque must confront a new test of his leadership rather than put the JEP controversy behind him. Duque has remained silent on the referendum thus far, but now must decide whether to accept the judgment of the Colombian Congress and Constitutional Court and allow the transitional justice process to move forward, or join his mentor Uribe’s continuing efforts to undermine the JEP. Read more +

Remaking US-Brazilian Relations: The Odyssey of Trump and Bolsonaro

Peter Hakim ˙ ˙ Voces

Palácio do Planalto / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
It is hard to imagine exactly what kind of deal Bolsonaro and Trump, both anomalous, unconventional leaders, drawn to one another mainly by temperament and ideology, could strike with another. Could they really end up accomplishing what previous governments in both countries had failed to achieve? Could they forge an alliance between two countries that have long maintained a rather distant and often distrustful relationship?Read more +

The Need to Build an Ecosystem for EdTech in Latin America

Mateo Samper ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Leer en español     The use of technology in education has the potential to improve the teaching and learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. All over the world we are increasingly seeing successful technology-driven innovations. Whether reaching children and young people that have been traditionally excluded from…Read more +

Políticas docentes en América Latina: Un panorama regional

Sarah Stanton ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), presidente de México, anunció a finales de abril que dirigió un memorándum presidencial a sus secretarios de Gobernación, Educación Pública y de Hacienda en el que ordenaba cancelar la reforma educativa aprobada por su predecesor hace seis años. Aunque la revocación de la reforma educativa…Read more +

Teacher policies in Latin America: A regional panorama

Sarah Stanton ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (better known as AMLO), President of Mexico, announced earlier this spring that he was signing a presidential memorandum to his education and finance and public credit secretaries ordering them to cancel the education reform passed by his predecessor six years ago. Although axing the constituional reform…Read more +

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