Latin America has made significant economic strides in recent years. But progress is uneven, and for every person in the region who has prospered, there are still many who have yet to make the leap. Great challenges remain, such as further economic development, social inequality, and illiteracy.
In this anthology, we highlight some recent work that we have done in the
social sector in the region:
- In “Fulfilling the promise of Latin America’s cities,” we discuss economic-development challenges and opportunities for the region’s urban areas.
- “Growth, Colombian style” explores the country’s attempt to expand its economic horizons.
- In “Creating change at scale through public-private partnerships,” we focus on Mexico’s Diconsa, a successful example of such a partnership in the financial-services arena.
- In “Education lessons from Brazil,” we report on the successful efforts of Minas Gerais, the country’s third-largest state, to improve student achievement in public schools.