In “the land of lakes and volcanoes," many lack access to safe drinking water

In “the land of lakes and volcanoes," many lack access to safe drinking water

When you first see Bilwi from the air before landing on its tiny grass airstrip, your first thought is that you will be landing in the middle of a vast swamp. There are very few buildings, scattered cattle, and almost no people. It definitely doesn’t look like an urban area. But Bilwi is the capital of Nicaragua’s North Atlantic Autonomous region on the Caribbean Coast (RAACN). The 60,000-strong population of the RAACN is predominantly indigenous and Afro-descendant, and despite its constitutional autonomy, the RAACN is extremely isolated, both geographically and politically, and up to 75% of its population lives in poverty or extreme poverty. 
miércoles, 4 de mayo de 2016/Author: Svante Persson/Number of views (10346)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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A big step toward the first social impact bond in the developing world

A big step toward the first social impact bond in the developing world

Over the last decade, Latin America and the Caribbean have seen unprecedented development gains. Over 60 million people escaped poverty and over 100 million people entered into the middle class. For the first time in the history of the region, there are more people in the middle class than in poverty.
miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2015/Author: Zachary Levey/Number of views (4853)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Cerrando la brecha de información en los bonos de impacto social

Cerrando la brecha de información en los bonos de impacto social

¿Están los gobiernos de América Latina interesados en pagar solamente por lo que funciona? ¿Existen inversionistas que quieran atar sus retornos financieros a la mejora en resultados sociales? ¿Pueden los gobiernos, inversionistas privados y actores sin ánimo de lucro, trabajar unidos para resolver problemas sociales sin solución? Estas son algunas de las preguntas que nos preguntamos en el FOMIN, antes de lanzar un programa regional para apoyar bonos de impacto social (BIS) y modelos financieros basados en resultados en América Latina y el Caribe.

miércoles, 2 de septiembre de 2015/Author: Zachary Levey/Number of views (8832)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Bonos de impacto social: una oportunidad para México

Bonos de impacto social: una oportunidad para México

Este artículo fue publicado originalmente en Forbes Mexico

Por Zachary Levey, Alexander Honjiyo y Sergio Juárez López

¿Cómo resolvemos los problemas más arraigados y difíciles de la sociedad mexicana? Sin duda, los bonos de impacto son un buen método para lograrlo.

lunes, 13 de julio de 2015/Author: Zachary Levey/Number of views (4505)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
SIBs and PPPs: Expanding cross-sector partnerships to solve social issues

SIBs and PPPs: Expanding cross-sector partnerships to solve social issues

By Alexander Honjiyo 

Over the past year and a half, a financial mechanism called social impact bonds (SIBs) has garnered excitement throughout Latin America as an alternative way to fund social programs – from governments and private investors, non-profits and social entrepreneurs from Mexico to Brazil, Colombia to Chile.

While SIBs may be new, they are, in many ways, like Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), familiar to governments around the world and in particular to governments in Latin America and the Caribbean.

jueves, 16 de abril de 2015/Author: Guest/Number of views (8916)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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