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 23, 2016

Conoce más sobre el financiamiento colectivo #crowdfunding y ve cómo en México, el Centro IDEARSE de la Universidad Anáhuac, está impulsando este nuevo tipo de financiamiento en el país.

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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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Jun 9, 2016

Building Capacity to Develop Sustainable PPPs: A New Global Certification


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Jun 6, 2016

Testing ourselves: do we have unconscious bias about gender and work?


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Jun 2, 2016

Empowering community forests in the fight against climate change

Gregory Watson

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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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