• This article analyses financial access in El Salvador, delving into its characteristics and determinants. The article also presents the impact of a financial inclusion strategy to increase savings formalization rates among the population.

    Nov 3 2016
  • It is often mentioned that remittances “are primarily spent on consumption, housing and land, and are not utilized for productive investment that would contribute to long-run development.”[2] Statements such as these typically reflect value judgments rather than informed opinions based on empirical evidence.

    Nov 3 2016
  • The Venezuelan opposition took the streets to demand a recall referendum, and largely rejected the surprise announcement of a Vatican-backed dialogue.

    Oct 27 2016 Voces
  • The Dominican Republic should focus on redirecting the resources of the Ministry of Education towards activities that promote higher levels of student learning

    Oct 26 2016 PREAL Blog
  • It is important to consider how long Ministers of Education last because a short term poses difficulties to implementation

    Oct 4 2016 PREAL Blog
  • Chilean political parties are proud of the political stability and economic progress of the post-transition period. But the new generations demand more.

    Sep 23 2016
  • Recientemente la primera dama dijo que ella pensaba mandar a su hija a estudiar a Estados Unidos, “pero no la voy a mandar con un coyote, eso no lo haría nunca.”

    Sep 14 2016
  • Historically, the United States has not invited OAS observers. To some, this was an implicit argument that observers are a more useful tool for weaker or less-stable democracies.

    Sep 14 2016 Voces
  • The Honduran First Lady recently said that she would like to send her daughter to the United States to study, “but not with a coyote, that I would never do.”

    Sep 14 2016 Voces
  • El Quinto Informe Estado de la Región hace una fuerte apuesta por la educación para que Centroamérica eleve la productividad, mejore la equidad social e impulse la democracia.

    Sep 13 2016 PREAL Blog
  • Continuous political in Latin America is good reason for China to diversify its partnerships.

    Sep 8 2016
  • For anyone still wondering how Donald Trump came to be the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the United States, his surprise visit to Mexico on Wednesday for a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto offered some clues.

    Sep 2 2016 Voces
  • Widespread use of mobile phones in Latin America make them a learning tool with high potential in the region.

    Aug 5 2016 PREAL Blog
  • Every day Ecuador sinks deeper towards a state of outright crisis. In the face of an economic contraction, the country must overcome enormous obstacles to recovery and growth. Its politics don’t offer a clear way out and look more unpredictable every month.

    Aug 4 2016 Voces
  • For all of Peru’s economic gains, many voters have felt left out of the prosperity—and of the political process. To have a lasting impact as president, Kuczynski has to do better.

    Jul 28 2016 Voces