Inter-American Development Bank calls for solutions for financial inclusion of people with disabilities

Most voted projects may receive up to $50,000 in grants The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced a call for innovative ideas to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities as financial sector clients and workers in Latin America and the Caribbean. The competition organized by the IDB’s Innovation Lab is open to public and private… Read More Inter-American Development Bank calls for solutions for financial inclusion of people with disabilities

ELLA – Evidence and Lessons from Latin America

ELLA – Evidence and Lessons from Latin America ella.practicalaction.org Recently launched, ELLA is a knowledge sharing and learning platform on selected economic, environmental and governance issues, funded by the UK Department for International Development. ELLA represents an opportunity for learning, sharing and networking. • It shares knowledge of recent Latin American experiences tailored for African… Read More ELLA – Evidence and Lessons from Latin America

IDB calls for proposals about impact assessment methodologies

Mira – Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. IDB calls for proposals about impact assessment methodologies in Latin America and the Caribbean Deadline for submissions is June 13th. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is calling for proposals about “Measuring Institutional Impact on the Region of the Americas (MIRA).” The Bank will select eight proposals to carry out… Read More IDB calls for proposals about impact assessment methodologies

World Bank Publications: Impact Evaluation of Small and Medium Enterprise Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean – 978-0-8213-8775-7 details

World Bank Publications: Impact Evaluation of Small and Medium Enterprise Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean – 978-0-8213-8775-7 details. Small and medium enterprise (SME) support programs are a common feature of industrial policy in developing countries, but one whose effectiveness is not well known. Governments are motivated to support SMEs both because they make… Read More World Bank Publications: Impact Evaluation of Small and Medium Enterprise Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean – 978-0-8213-8775-7 details

Institute of Development Studies – Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in Latin America: Overview of the Literature with Annotated Bibliography

Institute of Development Studies – Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in Latin America: Overview of the Literature with Annotated Bibliography. Increased discussion on the merits and methods of Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) has emerged as a result of various trends in academic and practical fields of development thought and policy. In Latin America, as elsewhere,… Read More Institute of Development Studies – Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in Latin America: Overview of the Literature with Annotated Bibliography

IDB launches call for proposals for impact assessment of institutional capacity initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean

IDB February 15, 2011 – Announcements IDB launches call for proposals for impact assessment of institutional capacity initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Call for Proposals “Measuring Institutional Impact on the Region of the Americas (MIRA ),” which seeks to identify candidates for which it will… Read More IDB launches call for proposals for impact assessment of institutional capacity initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean

AL-INVEST IV: A bridge between EU and Latin American SMEs

The fourth phase of AL-INVEST, financed by the European Commission, aims at supporting the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs in collaboration with their European partners in order to contribute to reinforce social cohesion in the region. Unlike the previous phases, the fourth phase of the AL-INVEST (2009-2012) is implemented through three groups of business organisations… Read More AL-INVEST IV: A bridge between EU and Latin American SMEs

The Global Financial Crisis: What does it mean for microfinance?

In most past financial crises – like those of the 1990s in Asia, Mexico, and Russia – financial services for poor people have been remarkably resilient. In fact, the quality of the loan portfolios of microfinance institutions (MFIs) during the Asian crisis and in Latin America during various banking crises barely quivered, while corporate portfolios… Read More The Global Financial Crisis: What does it mean for microfinance?

Directory of Research Centres at International Poverty Centre

The Directory currently covers 540 institutions doing research on poverty, inequality and development in 27 countries in Latin America and 200 institutions in 38 sub-Saharan African countries. This directory is an effort to strengthen links among research centres in developing countries and foster South-South Cooperation on poverty research and training. http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/site/CentreSearch.do