The Development Mutants Are Coming … and We Care

The Development Mutants Are Coming … and We Care

Mutants are organisms that mutate due to a change in their composition or structure. In the development industry, we are starting to recognize mutants that slowly, but inexorably, are beginning to compete in the space historically reserved for international financial institutions. How can we understand these changes? And how can we use these mutants to […]

Where Is the Code.org for Latin America and the Caribbean?

Where Is the Code.org for Latin America and the Caribbean?

photo: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)/R. Farrell  Coding is basic literacy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is an integral part of the digital age, which in turn has ushered in that revolution. As popularized over the past year or so by the World Economic Forum and others, this revolution is based on the arrival of […]

Navigating Latin America’s Learning Portals

Navigating Latin America’s Learning Portals

The trip can begin any time you like. All you need is a one-way ticket: fast Internet access. Now an itinerary: the route to learning something. Anything. Many things at once. Continuous, self-paced learning is now universally available throughout Latin America, at virtually no cost. Your passport is your ability to validate the learning that […]

Who’s Disrupting Whom? An Opportunity for Startups and Government

Who’s Disrupting Whom? An Opportunity for Startups and Government

Everyone is talking about the fourth industrial revolution: a change fueled by a digital era in which technology is transforming humankind as we know it, creating new industries, and dramatically increasing and improving productivity and economic growth. Yet as Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, reflected, “The extent to which that transformation is positive […]