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El valor del reciclador: un programa de Ciudad Saludable

By Ignacio Fernandez Admetlla

  

Por Ignacio Fernández y Xoan Fernández. 

Gran parte de los recicladores en nuestra región todavía vive con menos de 1,25$US al día. Al mismo tiempo, gracias a ellos, se recolecta entre el 50% y el 90% de los materiales reciclables utilizados en la industria. Sin embargo, a pesar de cumplir con esta función tan clave en nuestras sociedades, recolectando residuos reciclables de manera informal, procedentes en su gran mayoría de botaderos, rellenos sanitarios y vías públicas, estos recicladores siguen marginalizados en nuestra sociedad. 

FAQ – Social Impact Bonds in Latin America and new MIF pilot program

By Zachary Levey

This month, the Multilateral Investment Fund became the first development finance institution (DFI) to launch a program for Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). With this program, we hope to put countries in Latin America and the Caribbean on the map among an elite group of countries that are testing this innovative social sector finance instrument.

Light at Home: Access to sustainable energy in Peru

By Ignacio Fernandez Admetlla

Peru’s Department of Cajamarca, with a population of approximately 1.5 million people, is located in the northernmost region of the country’s Andes Mountains. Cajamarca is one of the poorest areas of the country with an extreme poverty rate as high as 21.3% and an overall poverty rate of 52.5%, more than double the national average which is estimated at 25.8%. Insufficient, or non-existent, access to basic services such as water and sanitation, basic healthcare and energy is common for most low-income families in the region.

Mercados de saneamiento a través del Baño Ecológico Seco

By Guest

Jaime Moreno, director técnico del itdUPM

English version

La ONG Water for People (WFP) es una organización internacional que busca soluciones innovadoras a los problemas tradicionales de acceso a agua y saneamiento entre poblaciones de bajos ingresos. En la ciudad de Cochabamba (Bolivia), donde existe una tasa de pobreza de 19,7%, WFP desarrolla un programa de promoción de la cadena de valor en torno a mercados de saneamiento.  

Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla congratulates the MIF

By Georg Neumann


Our specialist in Costa Rica, Betsy Murray, captured this spontaneous tribute to the MIF by Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, at the inauguration of two early childhood development centers on January 9. The centers are operated by Fundación Dehvi with the support of a MIF project. This was the first milestone of the project, which was approved in February 2013.  

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