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Doing Business 2009: Comparing Regulation in 181 Economies

Thursday, September 11, 2008

At a COA-hosted public program, World Bank Private and Financial Sector Vice President Sylvia Solf presented the findings of Doing Business 2009, the sixth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulations in 181 countries. View Solf's presentation. ... Read More

Interview: Jair Ribeiro on Model for Adopting, Improving Brazilian Schools

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

In an AS/COA interview, Brazilian CEO Jair Ribeiro discusses Partners in Education, a program targeting one of Brazil’s most pressing issues—the quality of education. Through the program’s model, business leaders adopt and boost management of individual schools in the São Paulo area. ... Read More

Insurance and Credit Markets: Expanding Financial Access in Latin America

Monday, April 28, 2008

AS/COA’s second microfinance roundtable discussion provided an opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities for expanding its outreach in Latin America. The sector has favored a commercial approach as Latin American microfinance moves beyond the distribution of loans. ... Read More

Fresh Look Review: Los límites Morales del Gasto Público: Desigualdad, Bienestar e Ingresos no Laborales

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Spring 2008

Ignacio Labaqui reviews  Dante Avaro's assessment of income inequality in Latin America and his proposed policy that reduces such inequality without compromising economic growth. ... Read More