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January 23, 2024
Dollar sign in trees

GAIA: Changing the Way We Action Climate Finance

As we start the new year, I have had the opportunity to reflect on many things. One of them being what keeps people up at night? I get worried when I see the breadth of development challenges in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs), and in particular the gap from where we are as we work to address climate change, to where we need to be.
December 18, 2023
Conference at COP28

Reflections on COP28

This month I had the opportunity to spend some time at COP28 in Dubai. Each year, this annual climate conference grows in importance as we collectively grapple with the challenges posed by the climate crisis – challenges that are becoming more complex and widely felt with each passing year, if not season.
November 28, 2023

Innovation Boosts Productivity, Wages, and Sales in the Caribbean

A recent study by IDB Invest and FinDev Canada analyzes survey data from over 1,000 firms across 7 Caribbean countries in 2020, finding that investing in new or improved products, services, processes, methods, or distribution channels drives productivity and economic growth, and can also make companies more resilient in the face of crisis.