Los 10 posts más populares sobre el desarrollo del sector privado en 2012

Para cerrar el 2012, me gustaría compartir con ustedes algunos posts destacados del nuevo blog del FOMIN que lanzamos en Mayo. Comenzamos el blog con el objetivo de abrir una conversación entre los expertos del FOMIN y todos los interesados en encontrar soluciones innovadoras que apoyen el desarrollo de pequeñas empresas, agricultores, y emprendedores en América Latina y el Caribe.

jueves, 27 de diciembre de 2012/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (8099)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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TOP 10 posts on private sector development in 2012

Just before the year comes to an end, I would like to share with you some highlights from the new MIF blog, launched in May. We have started this blog to open a conversation between MIF experts and all others interested in finding innovative solutions to support the development of small businesses, farmers, and entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

jueves, 27 de diciembre de 2012/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (7383)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Can South-South Cooperation boost the coffee value chain and improve rural development in Haiti?

South-South Cooperation is not a new concept in development speak. The term has been used since the 1990s by development thinkers, policymakers and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries. In Haiti, for the past twenty years, cooperation with other developing countries has played an important role in the development process, complementing traditional international aid. It began mainly with Cuba and Venezuela, and then extended to other countries like Brazil. Following the 2010 earthquake, new countries, such as Senegal, have joined in supporting Haiti. Another country, Colombia, is interested in revitalizing the Haitian coffee value chain through “soft” investments – study tours in both countries, training in Colombia for young Haitian professionals and research on introducing new coffee varieties in Haiti.

jueves, 13 de diciembre de 2012/Author: Jempsy Fils-Aimé/Number of views (11688)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Where innovation pays off: Helping low-income Haitians access environmentally-friendly energy products

In April 2011, the MIF approved a pilot project to improve low-income Haitians’ access to environmentally-friendly electricity by using remittances to buy sustainable energy products. The project, “Remittances as a source of end-user finance for sustainable energy”, is the result of a partnership with Arc Finance, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, the Basel Agency for Sustainable Development (BASE), and FoodExpress/SogeXpress, companies based in the US and Haiti. The project is testing an innovative remittance transfer model, where the clients use remittances to buy energy products: members of the Haitian diaspora living in the US can directly purchase low-cost and energy-efficient products to send to Haiti, with SogeXpress, the local Haitian partner, delivering the products in Haiti, also directly benefiting from capacity building and strengthening of the business model. This is a model that has not yet been tested anywhere else in the world, and is a path breaking initiative. The MIF has clear added value in this project given its great knowledge of remittances and access foci on climate change, energy access, payments and transfers, and Haiti.

lunes, 19 de noviembre de 2012/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (17947)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Strengthening local capacity in Haiti: one more thing on the list of “shoulds”

In the Huffington Post Mark Schuller, an anthropologist working in Haiti and professor of NGO development, lists a number of policy recommendations for international NGOs and other agencies working in Haiti. His key point, in my view, is addressing the need for greater involvement of the local, beneficiary population. More participation will provide more ownership by those benefiting from the project. It also means the local population will have a voice and a stake in the process, and a greater chance for control over what is happening.

I would like to add one more to the list of “shoulds”. 

viernes, 26 de octubre de 2012/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (11792)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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