Public services for Rio de Janeiro's poor neighborhoods

Monday, September 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS ARGENTINA. . . $370 million to support efforts to increase productivity and employment opportunities for youth from low-income families. The program will finance job training, career orientation and the establishment of vocational training councils. Approximately 9,000 training courses, designed to respond to the private sector skill needs, will be offered to around 180,000 beneficiaries. A network of employment offices will improve the services of intermediation, orientation, and placement support for approximately 400,000 persons.

Modernizing the State in Costa Rica

Monday, September 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS ARGENTINA. . . $370 million to support efforts to increase productivity and employment opportunities for youth from low-income families. The program will finance job training, career orientation and the establishment of vocational training councils. Approximately 9,000 training courses, designed to respond to the private sector skill needs, will be offered to around 180,000 beneficiaries. A network of employment offices will improve the services of intermediation, orientation, and placement support for approximately 400,000 persons.

Overhauling water and sewer services in Panama

Monday, September 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS ARGENTINA. . . $370 million to support efforts to increase productivity and employment opportunities for youth from low-income families. The program will finance job training, career orientation and the establishment of vocational training councils. Approximately 9,000 training courses, designed to respond to the private sector skill needs, will be offered to around 180,000 beneficiaries. A network of employment offices will improve the services of intermediation, orientation, and placement support for approximately 400,000 persons.

Investment to benefit small and medium-sized companies in Peru

Monday, September 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS ARGENTINA. . . $370 million to support efforts to increase productivity and employment opportunities for youth from low-income families. The program will finance job training, career orientation and the establishment of vocational training councils. Approximately 9,000 training courses, designed to respond to the private sector skill needs, will be offered to around 180,000 beneficiaries. A network of employment offices will improve the services of intermediation, orientation, and placement support for approximately 400,000 persons.

Gazette

Monday, September 1, 1997 - 03:00
PEOPLE  ALBERTO YAGUI has been named the IDB's alternate executive director for Peru and Colombia. He was most recently the president of Peru's Comisión Nacional Supervisora de Empresas y Valores.  ANTONIO SORUCO VILLANUEVA, formerly the principal advisor to the Bank's executive director for Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, has been named alternate executive director for the same countries.  HIROSHI TOYODA was appointed manager of the Private Sector Department. He had been IDB executive director for Japan and a group of European countries.

The information imperative

Friday, August 1, 1997 - 03:00
Beneath the overheated publicity surrounding the Internet and all things digital lies a cold economic fact. Information infrastructure--the fusion of telecommunications networks, computers and information--is quickly becoming a ruthless discriminator in the international struggle for competitiveness.

New currents in water resources management

Friday, August 1, 1997 - 03:00
When Latin America's population was smaller, when few of its cities numbered more than a million people, and when its industries were in their infancy, conflicts over water were relatively infrequent. There was generally plenty to go around. When more water was needed, be it for agriculture, energy, residential or other uses, the solution was fairly simple: build more infrastructure to increase supplies.But Latin America has changed. Its rapidly growing population, burgeoning cities, fast-paced industrialization, and advances in agricultural technology are now straining water resources.

Ingenuity saves dam

Friday, August 1, 1997 - 03:00
Three years ago, Honduras' Francisco Morazán hydroelectric project, the country's main source of electricity, was on the verge of collapsing into a $775 million pile of rubble. "Water was leaking everywhere," recalls the Inter-American Development Bank's William Large, who was sent to Honduras on an emergency mission to see how the IDB could help save the project it had originally financed. "Without a doubt, it looked like the power house would flood."

An economy with a split personality

Friday, August 1, 1997 - 03:00
Chile occupies a relatively high position in the annual rankings on economic competitiveness issued by international think tanks. But when the country's performance in these indexes is broken down into its constituent parts, Chile shows a stunning dichotomy.

The risks of partial integration

Friday, August 1, 1997 - 03:00
While virtually all Latin American and Caribbean governments have expressed qualified approval for the creation of a hemispheric free-trade zone, debate rages as to the near-term benefits that such an arrangement woutld have for individual countries.