The challenge of international development requires a medley of ideas. At the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank, we work in array of topics that are at the forefront of efforts to spur the economic development of the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean: microfinance, women’s entrepreneurship, financing for “green” products, and social impact bonds, among others. To harness the power of our experts’ knowledge, we are launching a new blog, Trends.
Each week, Trends will showcase our latest research and thinking. We invite you to read, comment on, and link to our thoughts. After all, the term “blogosphere” resembles the older word logosphere (from the Greek “logos,” meaning speech, and “sphere,” which can be interpreted as the world), “the world of speech,” the universe of discourse. Together, we can discuss and fine-tune our ideas, to further our mission of experimenting and taking risks to empower dynamic entrepreneurs and poor and vulnerable populations—their businesses, their farms, and their households.