Latin America

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Top four conferences in international development this week

by Michelle Dupuis

This week is an incredibly busy week for our readers interested in development cooperation and the contribution that the private sector can make to global challenges facing the poorest nations of the world.  Below is a list of events/conferences taking place that we recommend: 1. The African Development Bank annual meeting (May 27 – 31, […]

Reinventing the toilet to help developing nations

by Guest blogger

This blog post was produced by Jason Gerhard, an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Geoenvironmental Restoration at Western University.  Dr. Gerhard leads research into soil and groundwater remediation, with applications in urban sustainability and sanitation. I have worked for more than 15 years in the remediation of sites contaminated […]

Top 10 news items about CIDA – DFAIT merger

by Michelle Dupuis

For our followers who are looking for a summary of reactions on the CIDA-DFAIT merger, here are a few of the most important articles that we have read on this topic.  The articles cover all ranges of opinions, positive, critical and ambivalent.  Despite this broad range of reaction, the one thing everyone can agree on […]

Understanding the decision making process of the world’s poor

by Michelle Dupuis

When I was working in Bolivia, I remember learning about a huge call for proposals for projects in the lowland area of the country.  Thanks to good relations with the communities in that area, we went to meet the President of the Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia (CIDOB) to see whether we could partner […]

Is Bolivia losing the opportunity for social and technological investment?

by Guest blogger

This blog post has been produced by Patricia Monje, CEO of ATIPANA and CCIB Solutions associate in Bolivia. Her career prior to entering the extractive sector included work in CARE Bolivia as well as Fundacion PUMA.  Está Bolivia perdiendo su oportunidad de inversión social y tecnológica? A pesar de que en los últimos años Bolivia ha estado […]

Bolivia: the “Saudi Arabia of Lithium”

by Michelle Dupuis

January 15, 1493 Columbus set sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.  We usually commemorate his arrival and “discovery” of the new world, but let’s take a moment to reflect on the globalizing forces that were set in motion once he returned to the “old world” five hundred and […]