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Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation (English)

Successful entrepreneurs are individuals who transform ideas into profitable commercial enterprises. This process often requires special talents, including a capacity to innovate, to introduce new products, and to explore new markets. ... See More +

Publication 83837 JAN 01, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Messina, Julian; Pienknagura, Samuel; Rigolini, Jamele

Latin America - Accessing international climate change related finance in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Financing projects and programs to mitigate impacts of, and adapt to, the climate change is a matter of necessity not choice. This green expenditure policy note looks at factors facilitating the access to international financial instruments for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries that support mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study ACS4431 JUN 14, 2013

Pajunen, Jenni; Proskurovska, Svetlana

Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : the road ahead : El desarrollo financier en America Latina y el Caribe : el camino por delante (Spanish)

The financial systems of the Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) are at a crucial juncture. After a history of recurrent instability and crisis (a trademark of the region), they now seem well poised for rapid expansion. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 65744 JAN 10, 2012

Torre, Augusto de la; Ize, Alain; Schmukler, Sergio L. English

Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : the road ahead (English)

The financial systems of the Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) are at a crucial juncture. After a history of recurrent instability and crisis (a trademark of the region), they now seem well poised for rapid expansion. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 65744 NOV 30, 2011

Torre, Augusto de la; Ize, Alain; Schmukler, Sergio L. Spanish

Decentralization in Latin America - learning through experience (English)

This report focuses on the critical choices for those nations undergoing decentralization in Latin America and the Caribbean. During the last ten years, the region has gone through a vast democratic transition, carrying along the decentralization initiatives, thereby expanding power-sharing arrangements to local governments, with a local spending increase of twenty to forty percent of public sector revenues. ... See More +

Publication 17962 FEB 28, 1997

Peterson, George E.

Currency boards and external shocks : how much pain, how much gain? (English)

The panelists in this report address the challenges countries face when operating under a currency-board system of currency exchange, which replaces the central bank's function of controlling the currency and imposes instead a fixed exchange rate on international transactions. ... See More +

Publication 16251 JAN 31, 1997

Perry, Guillermo E. [editor]; Calvo, Guillermo; Corden, W. Max; Fischer, Stanley; Walters, Sir Alan; Williamson, John