What we’ve learned about remittance recipients in the Dominican Republic

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 By Rocío González del Rey Armenteros

Unlike the majority of remittance recipient countries, the Dominican Republic has the peculiarity of handling the vast majority of its remittance transfers as cash delivered to their home. Just 3.5% of Dominican remittance recipients receive their remittances as a direct deposit to a bank account. Though it doesn’t get much more comfortable than receiving your remittances in cash at your doorstep, the home delivery of remittances represents a major limitation for financial inclusion efforts. These clients are accustomed to the service and are resistant to traveling to a branch office to pick up their money or access other financial products and services. 

El enfoque pedagógico y la investigación acción como una estrategia del Desarrollo Territorial

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Por Pablo Costamagna

¿Cómo se producen los cambios en los territorios?, ¿Cómo se potencian capacidades? ¿Cómo se construyen los diálogos en escenarios de disputas y negociaciones? y ¿Cómo se animan procesos sociales participativos? Son preguntas claves para el diseño de políticas de Desarrollo Territorial y llegar a ellas requirió de una actitud de aprendizaje de nuestras experiencias.

To connect or not to connect? Shifting energy industry forges unlikely partnerships

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On the big island in Hawaii, the sun shines 168 days of the year. In Honolulu, it jumps to 271 days of sunshine. That’s the perfect market to launch a new partnership between solar panel supplier SolarCity and electric carmaker Tesla Motors.

Latin America: The next global breadbasket

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International experts flew into the inaugural AgroLAC 2025 meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last month to promote new financial instruments that could connect with innovative solutions to expand and develop sustainable agricultural production across the region. The timing couldn’t be more significant: experts predict that global food production must increase by 60 percent to feed the 9 billion people who will inhabit our planet by 2050. And we need to accomplish this as farmers and producers worldwide confront the growing effects of climate change and increasing competition for land and water.

Eligiendo ganadores en el mercado de remesas

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Las remesas son un negocio grande. Este año los clientes de remesas enviarán a través de canales formales unos $458 mil millones hacia países en desarrollo. El ingreso proveniente de las remesas para estos países en desarrollo es tres veces mayor que el presupuesto de ayuda mundial. Excluyendo a China, los flujos de remesas incluso sobrepasan la inversión extranjera directa. Sin embargo, los servicios de remesas no son conocidos por su capacidad de brindar una gran experiencia al cliente. He aquí el por qué.

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