Preparing for Disaster: Partnering for the Future

Natural disasters affect roughly 217 million people each year, and emerging markets are particularly vulnerable. To get ahead of these problems, the Sendai Framework creates alignment among state governments and the private sector, supporting their ability to work together to develop and implement a plan that reduces the loss of lives and livelihood when disaster strikes. Continue reading Preparing for Disaster: Partnering for the Future

Unleashing Las Pampas: Will Macri’s Agricultural Reforms Succeed?

After somewhat surprisingly defeating his government-backed opponent Daniel Scioli in the Presidential election towards the end of last year, Mauricio Macri has set about to implement a range of liberalization policies that present a clear break from the populist policies … Continue reading Unleashing Las Pampas: Will Macri’s Agricultural Reforms Succeed?

Opportunity in Post-embargo Cuba

Cuba, the largest country by land area in the Caribbean, has been all over the news this week following interest in investment by US companies, namely Google or Airbnb. The home rental company just launched 1,000 brand new listings–only available to Americans for now—in anticipation of an upcoming boom in tourism. Netflix launched a streaming service recently, and JetBlue added a charter flight to Cuba from Tampa, even though travel to the Caribbean island is still limited. What’s all the fuss about? Last December the United States announced restrictions would be lifted in the island after over 50 years of … Continue reading Opportunity in Post-embargo Cuba