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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
The Importance of Knowledge in Uncertain Times
November 21, 2023
On October 27, 2023, Mauricio Cárdenas, distinguished non-resident fellow, delivered remarks on "the importance of knowledge in uncertain times" during the closing panel of the Inter-American Development Bank's Knowledge Week.
Urgent: The IMF Must Reform
June 07, 2023
The Committee identifies three critical developments in the global economy with profound implications that require urgent changes at the IMF. This statement advances broad proposals to address these issues by creating an Emerging Markets Fund (EMF); modifying the G20 Common Framework to effectively ...
The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank: A Warning for Emerging Markets
March 16, 2023
The the wake of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, bank regulators and supervisors in emerging markets should be looking closely at their own banking systems with lessons from Silicon Valley in mind. For most emerging markets, where previous banking crises were devastating and turned back the clock o...
Latin America’s Hard-to-Escape Stagnation Trap
March 01, 2023
Recent forecasts for economic growth around the world place Latin America as the developing region with the lowest growth rate. How concerned should we be by these numbers? Very, and not only because the latest figures are just one more data point in a persistent trend.
Defeating Inflation: Latin America’s Most Immediate Challenge
November 16, 2022
Inflation has become a central feature of the global economy. In Latin America (aside from idiosyncratic cases such as Argentina and Venezuela, where high inflation rates have long been the norm), inflation began to rise the first half of 2021, at the same time it did in the US. The fact that risin...
Healthier Firms for a Stronger Recovery: Policies to Support Business and Jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean
August 03, 2022
This report—the product of a joint working group convened by the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Development Bank—focuses on firms and labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 crisis and the highly uncertain recovery phase now underway. The ongoing Ru...
Growing Smaller: COVID-19’s Impact on Firm Size in Latin America
July 11, 2022
A well-known structural problem in Latin America is that firms are generally quite small and most workers in the region are concentrated in small firms. In recent years, about 32 percent of workers were self-employed, and of those working in firms, over 50 percent were in firms that employed 10 or f...