The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) is an innovation laboratory for the Inter-American Development Bank Group that engages the private sector and inspires it to solve development problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MIF identifies, supports and pilots new solutions to development challenges that create opportunities for poor and vulnerable populations in the region. In addition to working with the private sector, the MIF strategically collaborates with the public sector.

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Banks in the digital era...Do you need an innovation hub?

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Bucking the global trend: Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean reach yet another record high in 2016

Fermín Vivanco

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Un nuevo modelo de inclusión financiera rural en funcionamiento en Colombia

Martha Lucía Muñoz

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Concluyendo la inclusión financiera de mujeres microempresarias

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It's all about mergers in Jamaica and the Caribbean

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Improving job opportunities for youth in Valparaiso

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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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