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In the face of increasing evidence of the consequences of human-caused climate change, inaction is not an option. Climate mitigation and adaptation policies must be further promoted, including appropriate incentives to finance investment needs of uncertain estimation.

Climate investment needs depend on both the definition of what is needed and the reference scenario for climate change. All in all, for keeping “net zero” within the realm of possibility there is a funding gap to close by both public and, mainly, private sources. Appropriate incentives for private funding are key.

In the 2024-I quarter, on average, the population in labor poverty was able to cover only 42.3% of the food basket with their labor income. In Baja California, Guerrero and Oaxaca, people in labor poverty can purchase less than 1/3 of the food …

This note contains some relevant characteristics and results of the recently published National Survey on Financial Health (Ensafi) 2023, carried out to understand all the aspects that can define the state of financial health of adults in Mexic…

The Colombian economy is cycling towards recovery, with projections of moderate growth. Increasing investment and improving infrastructure are needed to accelerate the pace. Seizing local and external opportunities is crucial. Public-private co…

The cost of capital is vital for renewable energy projects due to high investment needs, policy uncertainty, and early-stage risks. De-risking strategies can lower costs, particularly in developing economies. However, for emerging cleantech, these strategies must balance innovation and competition.

Colombia's economic growth will begin to accelerate gradually during the second half of the year. Domestic demand is expected to consolidate by 2025. Growth is projected at 1.8% in 2024 and 2.8% in 2025. Inflation will continue to decrease, enabling the Central Bank to expedite rate cuts from the end of the year.

The European Union (EU) has resolved to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and, in order to do so, has established an ambitious and decisive strategy whose effects are already beginning to be felt.

DANE published departmental GDP figures for 2023. It is noteworthy that, despite the good growth performance of some departments, there are large regional disparities, which are mainly evidenced in the share of national GDP, contribution to tot…

The Letta report provides a comprehensive assessment of the European Union's single market and contains a set of policy proposals for its future development. They have the potential to impact the European strategic agenda for the next few years…

Financial inclusion has four pillars, one of them has to do with “access”, generally it is seen as the supply of financial products; therefore, this note presents information on the coverage of traditional mechanisms that the population has to access multiple banking.

In the face of unequivocal evidence of climate change, the challenge is to decouple economic development from greenhouse gas emissions with more ambitious policies aimed at achieving a socially just transition by internalizing the costs of emissions and promoting green innovation and private investment.