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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July 28, 2016

¿Cómo pasar de barrios marginados a barrios inteligentes? Invitamos a actores de diferentes disciplinas a participar en el #sandpitmexico, un evento de colaboración y co-creación que busca propuestas innovadoras a los retos en #ciudades de #México. Ve los requisitos y participa:

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Jul 26, 2016

The Rise of Social Enterprise Accelerators

Ignacio Fernandez Admetlla

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Jul 26, 2016

Un jóven NEO con futuro

Carlos Novoa

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Jul 21, 2016

Paving the way for more Women STEMpreneurs

Susana Garcia-Robles

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Jul 21, 2016

Helping Companies Create Positive Outcomes, Step-by-Step

Norah Sullivan

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Jul 21, 2016

The Challenge and the Opportunity of Private Sector Climate Resilience

Steve Wilson

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Jul 20, 2016

Midsummer at the MIF: An update on our progress

Brigit Helms

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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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