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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February 12, 2016

Have you noticed that when you are driving with a passenger in your car, you stop talking whenever you have to perform a complicated maneuver (such as passing a truck on a narrow road)? It’s because that task requires extra attention, and we have a limited budget for attention (cognitive bandwidth). Read this post about how to better train entrepreneurs, who also, have a limited cognitive bandwidth http://bit.ly/1XonsmR

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Feb 11, 2016

From micro to Super (Bowl): the unlikely saga of coffee growers in Peru and Honduras

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Feb 11, 2016

Partnering for Results

Dora Moscoso

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Feb 11, 2016

How to train entrepreneurs? Don’t tax their cognitive bandwidth

Yuri Soares

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Feb 10, 2016

Colombia, segundo lugar en ambiente propicio para inclusión financiera

Martha Muñoz

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Feb 10, 2016

Building public-private partnership networks and knowledge in the Caribbean

Dennis Blumenfeld

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Feb 10, 2016

Cierre proyecto Nuevos Caminos para las Microfinanzas Rurales Colombia

Martha Muñoz

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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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