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Understanding gaps in microinsurance: a market survey

Por Shoshana Grossman-Crist

This blog entry was posted on the Microinsurance Network's blog

Though the generation of microinsurance lessons and experiences has gained momentum in recent years, the amount of knowledge produced in Spanish is still limited. In response, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility recently launched a joint learning and knowledge strategy. 

Introducing the WEVentureScope

Por Lauren Murphy


photo by IDB EXR: Gayle Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations and Silvia Carbonell, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, IAE Business School during the Women's Entrepreneurial Venture Scope launch event. July 25, 2013. Washington, D.C.

We had a great launch of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Venture Scope (WEVentureScope) in late July at the MIF. Nancy Lee, MIF General Manager, and Leo Abruzzese, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Forecasting Director and Executive Editor for the Americas, talked about the key findings and construction of the Index, and an all-star panel moderated by Gayle Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations discussed the bright spots and challenges related to women’s entrepreneurship in the region, including access to finance, markets, and skill building opportunities.

OpEPA: Defendiendo el Patrimonio Cultural

Por NEXSO


Niños participando en una taller de OpEPA. San Andrés, Colombia, 2012.

OpEPA es una organización colombiana. Su misión es reconectar a los niños y jóvenes con la tierra para que actúen de manera ambientalmente responsable. Hasta el momento han trabajado con más de 85,000 estudiantes y 5,000 educadores. Adicionalmente han conformado la red de grupos de acción ambiental -Ecoclubes- en Colombia con más de 80 grupos distribuidos en todas las regiones de su territorio y vinculando indígenas, campesinos y habitantes de las ciudades.

AVINA: Apoyando soluciones emprendedoras en América Latina

Por NEXSO


Pablo Vagliente es el Responsable y Director de AVINA para Argentina y uno de los jueces de la competencia NEXSO. 

Entrevista a Pablo Vagliente, Director de AVINA Argentina y juez en NEXSO

¿Cómo se involucró en el mundo del cambio social y las innovaciones sociales? 

Avina fue creada para eso, justamente; desde que su fundador, Stephan Schmidheiny, apostó a la visión de cambio inherente a los líderes sociales y empresariales que querían promover el desarrollo sostenible. Avina viene aprendiendo día tras día sobre las innovaciones sociales e incluso políticas. Podríamos decir que está en nuestro ADN.

Taking a closer look at women’s entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean

Por Lauren Murphy

Which countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have the most supportive environments for women seeking to start and grow their businesses? On Thursday, July 25, the MIF is excited to be launching the Women’s Entrepreneurial Venture Scope (WEVentureScope)— the first comprehensive assessment of the environment for female entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean created in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit. This is the first benchmarking study that assesses the factors affecting women entrepreneurs operating micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the region.

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