The Multilateral Investment Fund is the innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank Group. It conducts high-risk experiments to test new models for engaging and inspiring the private sector to solve economic development problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MIF addresses poverty and vulnerability by focusing on emerging businesses and smallholder farmers with the capacity to grow and create economic opportunities. 

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June 30, 2016

Anunciamos nuestro nuevo proyecto que usará #drones para transportar insumos médicos en zonas remotas de la #RepúblicaDominicana. Con el Parque Cibernético de Santo Domingo y Matternet Este blog detalla cómo los drones pasaron de ser herramientas de guerra a herramientas para la innovación social:

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Jun 30, 2016

Early risk, big rewards: A sweet story of success for smallholders in northern Peru

Laura Fernandez

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Jun 29, 2016

Drones: From tools of war to tools for social innovation

Svante Persson

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Jun 27, 2016

Five lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal


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Jun 22, 2016

Shifting toward the knowledge economy

Norah Sullivan

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Jun 22, 2016

In search of high-growth enterprises

Irani Arraiz

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Jun 17, 2016

Venture Capital: Driving Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Yuri Soares

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Carbon finance in Mexican households

In the Valley of Mexico and in Northern Baja California, residential water fixtures are typically inefficient, using about 40% more water and 25% more energy than more modern, water-saving devices available on the market. The MIF partnered with Camino Sabio Azul to achieve economic savings for low-income residents through reduced water usage by implementing water- and energy-saving devices using financing from carbon credits.

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