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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May 5, 2016

Ciertos procesos agrícolas ponen en peligro el #capitalnatural, especialmente la tierra. Un proyecto de Fucrea, apoyado por el FOMIN, buscó crear sistemas agrícolas #sostenibles y rentables a través de un mejor manejo de sistemas productivos y el desarrollo de herramientas tecnológicas clave en la producción y toma de decisiones.

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May 5, 2016

Shakti: Giving women the power to generate income

Carlos Guiza

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May 5, 2016

Introducing the PPPAmericas Blog Series

Dennis Blumenfeld

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May 5, 2016

Las hamadoras salaeras llegan a todo Colombia

Martha Lucía Muñoz

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May 4, 2016

In “the land of lakes and volcanoes," many lack access to safe drinking water

Svante Persson

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May 3, 2016

The Circular Economy: Butterflies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Estrella Peinado-Vara

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May 2, 2016

Financial Innovation in Climate Resilience at Proadapt Conference

Steve Wilson

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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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