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VII Inter-American Forum on Microenterprise
To foster an exchange of information regarding strategies and tactics being developed by countries in the region to deal with existing cyclical economic problems and manage risks associated with the provision of financial and business development services to microenterprises and small businesses.

Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

RG-T1022

Approval Date

May 28, 2004

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT

Subsector

PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 600,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 450,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 150,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-8736-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-8736-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
Courses
Published 2024
Microcurso: Ciberseguridad para MiPyMEs
Las amenazas cibernéticas constituyen un riesgo para la sociedad y la economía. Como tales, afectan a todos los sectores y no distinguen entre grandes, medianas o pequeñas empresas. En los últimos años, los ataques dirigidos a estos sectores económicos se han basado en tecnologías y métodos cada vez más sofisticados, por lo que el nivel de seguridad promedio de una organización pequeña generalmente resulta insuficiente frente a las amenazas cibernéticas y sus métodos de ataque. A pesar de esto, las pequeñas empresas son una parte importante de la economía y su relevancia para el bienestar económico de un país es significativa. Por ende, es necesario aumentar su robustez por medio de prácticas de ciberseguridad que permitan esbozar un nivel básico de protección.
Courses
Published 2024
Economia do Comportamento para Melhores Políticas Públicas
Prazo de inscrição: 27 de Agosto, 2024Nos últimos anos, cada vez mais governos e formuladores de políticas têm percebido que, para serem verdadeiramente bem-sucedidas, as políticas públicas devem considerar a forma como os indivíduos se comportam e tomam decisões. Com essa premissa, este curso se propõe a ensinar os conceitos fundamentais da economia do comportamento e como estes diferem da visão do modelo econômico tradicional. O curso também introduz ferramentas que podem ajudar a promover a tomada de melhores decisões e apresenta casos reais de intervenções em que esses “empurrões” foram usados para aprimorar as políticas públicas em países da América Latina e de outras partes do mundo.
Blogs
Published 2023
Cómo aliviar la crisis de crédito para las pequeñas y medianas empresas
Las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pymes) constituyen la inmensa mayoría de las empresas formales, y contribuyen con cerca del 50% del empleo formal en el país promedio en América Latina y el Caribe, e incluso con cerca del 80% en algunos casos. Sin embargo, a pesar de su enorme importancia para la economía de la
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Easing the Credit Crunch on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) comprise the overwhelming majority of formal businesses and create around half of formal employment for the average country in Latin America and the Caribbean, with that percentage rising to 80% in some cases. Yet, despite their immense importance to the economy of the region, these firms consistently struggle to get
Blogs
Published 2023
Como reduzir as barreiras enfrentadas por pequenas e médias empresas no acesso ao crédito
As pequenas e médias empresas (PMEs) correspondem à esmagadora maioria dos negócios formais e são responsáveis pela criação de cerca da metade do emprego formal para o país médio da América Latina e do Caribe, chegando a criar até 80% das vagas em alguns casos. No entanto, apesar de sua imensa importância para a economia
Blogs
Published 2023
Headwinds facing the post-pandemic recovery in the Caribbean
After two tumultuous years, 2023 remains characterized by headwinds facing countries across the world. Our previous publications have highlighted the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 shock to economies across the Caribbean region, particularly given its extreme dependence on external demand for resources, tourism, and finance. Just as the pandemic’s effects began to dissipate in 2021,
Blogs
Published 2022
Avoiding Economic Long-COVID: Policies to Support Firms and Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean
During the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, governments in Latin America and the Caribbean aided firms and households with support packages coordinated with central bank monetary policy. For many, liquidity injections and flexible financial sector supervision helped ease the pain. While many small firms closed their doors during the crisis, surprisingly few larger firms
Blogs
Published 2023
Riding the economic waves: Trinidad and Tobago’s navigation through the headwinds
While 2022 represented a year of recovery for the Caribbean, following drastic economic contractions for many economies in 2020, exogenous economic shocks derailed anticipated progress. High fuel prices spurred increases in transportation and electricity costs across the region, contributing to rising headline inflation. The most recent edition of the IDB’s Caribbean Economics Quarterly highlights the
Publications
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Welfare Effects of Capital Controls
This paper studies the effect of capital controls on misallocation and welfare in an economy with financial constraints. We build a general equilibrium model with heterogeneous firms, financial constraints and international trade and calibrate it to the Chilean economy. Since high-productivity and exporting firms need to borrow more to reach their optimal scale, capital controls that tax international borrowing hit them harder. As a result, misallocation increases relatively more for this group of firms, and for young firms that are still trying to reach their optimal scale. In terms of welfare, the model predicts a sizable aggregate loss of 2.39 percent when capital controls are introduced, with welfare decreasing twice as much for high-productivity firms. We empirically corroborate the main insights in terms of misallocation obtained from the model using Chilean manufacturing firm data from 1990 to 2007.
Blogs
Published 2022
Can online platforms encourage women-owned firms in international trade? In the case of ConnectAmericas, yes
Can online platforms expand female-owned firms’ trade opportunities? Based on research using data from a business site in Latin America and the Caribbean, the answer is yes. This finding is important for the promotion of gender equality, one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and for the policymakers, practitioners, and researchers who are increasingly
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