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 27, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Where is the for Latin America and the Caribbean?

Marcelo Cabrol

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May 24, 2016

A New Playbook for Companies Venturing for Impact

Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen

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May 19, 2016

Apostando por una energía más limpia en las islas galápagos

Lorena Mejicanos Rios

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May 19, 2016

Retos para financiar la infraestructura urbana


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May 18, 2016

Shortening distances in economic development: the poor as a digital crowd

César Buenadicha

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May 11, 2016

How to effectively launch youth into the workforce minimal cost, maximum employment

Mariel Sabra

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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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