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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
El 12 de marzo de 2015 el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo-PNUD junto con la Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales-AFE, el Foundation Center, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, la Fundación Ford, la Fundación Conrad N Hilton y la Fundación Master Card, presentaron la 'Plataforma de Colaboración pos 2015 para la Filantropía y la Inversión Social Privada', un nuevo proyecto que busca identificar y promover oportunidades de colaboración estratégica multisectorial para la filantropía y la inversión social privada, en marco de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible-ODS y la
Agenda de Desarrollo pos 2015.
Save the Children;
YouthSave, a consortium initiative created in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, was established in 2010 to investigate the potential of youth savings accounts as a tool for youth development and financial inclusion in developing countries. Guided by this vision, the YouthSave Consortium and its bank partners in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal, embarked on a rigorous product development process beginning with market research with over 2,100 youth aged 12-18 and almost 400 adults. Overall, the research suggested that accounts enabling both safe, affordable accumulation of longer term savings as well as emergency access to funds could be an attractive value proposition for low-income youth. In response, YouthSave's bank partners designed four different youth savings products that incorporated this and other country-specific findings.
Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS);
El concepto de inversión social privada (ISP) ha tomado fuerza en los últimos años, sobre todo en Argentina, Brasil y Colombia, y se ha instalado como guía en el mundo fundacional y empresarial. El predominio conceptual de la ISP se logró,en general, contraponiéndolo a la filantropía, otorgándole grandes virtudes a la primera y muchas limitaciones a esta última. Solo recientemente la filantropía está empezando a recuperar un valor positivo, e incluso en algunos casos, a ser entendida con el significado que suele darle una gran parte de la comunidad internacional.
Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (CEPEI);
The SDG agenda has been a key focus of Colombian foreign policy over the last two years. The government has sought alignment between its international commitments and its national development priorities, and created an inter-ministerial Commission to follow up SDG implementation in February 2015, even before the SDGs were agreed.
Hauser Institute For Civil Society at Harvard Kennedy School;
Centuries of religious traditions, cultural norms, political histories, and economic conditions have shaped today's environment for private giving and social investment in Latin America. While the region's wealthy individuals have a long history of charitable giving, the relatively recent emergence of stable democracies, steady economic growth, and accumulation of personal wealth have provided a foundation for accelerated philanthropic activity. At the same time, cutbacks in government services, acute inequalities, and persistent poverty in some countries have underscored the need for private social investment to help address social and economic development.
This study describes the philanthropic environment and illuminates the important and inspirational social investments of wealthy individuals in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. It provides new insight into both the soul and practice of philanthropy in the region, and, optimistically, will help to encourage others to invest private philanthropic capital for the common public good.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
La presentación de esta iniciativa se realizó a través del taller Fomentando el Liderazgo y el Compromiso de la Filantropía y la Inversión Social Privada (ISP) con la Agenda pos-2015 para Colombia, que convocó no solamente la comunidad filantrópica, sino también al gobierno nacional y local, al sector privado, a la academia, y a la sociedad civil, con el objetivo de abrir el diálogo para identificar y potenciar oportunidades en las que la filantropía y la inversión social privada (ISP) puedan avanzar hacia una colaboración más estratégica en este nuevo contexto de desarrollo. En Colombia este proceso tendrá especial importancia, teniendo en cuenta los retos que enfrenta como sociedad ante la llegada del pos conflicto y la necesidad de sentar las bases de una paz duradera. La 'Plataforma de Colaboración pos 2015 para la Filantropía y la Inversión Social Privada' facilitará la colaboración, no solamente en el ámbito nacional con los cuatro pilotos que está realizando (Kenia, Colombia, Indonesia y Ghana), sino también una colaboración global.
Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis;
If offered an opportunity to save via formal financial services, will youth in developing countries participate, save, and accumulate assets? This is one of the key questions in YouthSave, a savings initiative implemented in four developing countries, targeting youth aged 12 to 18 years, from predominantly low-income households.
This report presents two-year findings from a study that tracks account uptake and saving patterns and performance in youth savings accounts in four countries: Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal. This savings demand assessment (SDA) is ambitious in its attempt to include systematic data on as many youth savers as possible. The result is a very large dataset that enables us to report in detail who is saving, and factors associated with saving patterns and performance.
The report is divided into four sections: the ten key findings; the project summary; the body, which consists of Chapters 1 through 9 and summarizes information across all four countries; and the appendices, which include country-specific details and summary tables. A summary of findings appears at the end of each chapter.
Women's World Banking;
This document presents recent savings work and includes a three-year project with four of our network members. At the outset of the project titled Safe Places to Save, Women's World Banking conducted targeted research and diagnostics in four markets (Colombia, Pakistan, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic) but our analysis of the impact of savings on women's lives dates back to 1999 when Women's World Banking began building a significant body of market research on savings. Four of our early studies focused explicitly on the demand and feasibility for savings services. Data were also drawn from research into the drivers of customer satisfaction and loyalty carried out in multiple markets. In addition, Women's World Banking has conducted in-depth research studies to better understand the ways in which women's roles within poor households affect the allocation of time and money and financial behaviors. Unique in the field of microfinance, these five studies yielded striking insights into the ways men and women see themselves, and each other, as economic actors, and what those perceptions mean for financial institutions seeking to provide savings.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);
This report focuses on the relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and discusses how the management of natural resources can be used to enhance women's engagement and empowerment in peacebuilding processes. Part I of the report examines the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts, reviewing key issues across three main categories of resources: land, renewable and extractive resources. Part II discusses entry points for peacebuilding practitioners to address risks and opportunities related to women and natural resource management, focusing on political participation, protection and economic empowerment.
This research report sheds light on a new cadre of technology companies who are disrupting the credit scoring business in emerging markets. Using non-financial data -- such as social media activity and mobile phone usage patterns -- complex algorithms and big data analytics are forever changing the economics of how we identify, score, and underwrite credit to consumers who have been invisible to lenders until now.
World Bank, The;
This report is a summary of country studies in Latin America and the Caribbean, addressing the use of market-based instruments (MBIs) and command-and-control (CAC) measures for environmental management in the region. Even though MBIs can significantly add efficiency to existing CAC mechanisms, the scope of MBIs should match the countries institutional capacity to implement them. Gradual and flexible reforms are likely to succeed within the current regional context of continued institutional changes. A key function of MBIs is usually revenue collection, though it does not necessarily lead to successful environmental management. The study suggests that revenues should be channeled to local authorities for an effective MBI's implementation. The report also critiques the regular practice of international donor agencies in recommending the solutions suitable for developed countries, without considering the institutional conditions in developing countries. Further, the study explores both the successes and difficulties experienced in the region regarding regulations, macro-policies, and MBIs; the institutional frameworks of the countries under review; and, the issues considered in the design of MBIs, in order to promote a beneficial dialogue among them.
Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, The;
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate was set up to examine whether it is possible to achieve lasting economic growth while also tackling the risks of climate change.
Its report seeks to inform economic decision-makers in both public and private sectors, many of whom recognise the serious risks caused by climate change, but also need to tackle more immediate concerns such as jobs, competitiveness and poverty. The report brings together evidence and analysis, learning from the practical experience of countries, cities and businesses across the world.