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March 31, 2020

RegTech in Honduras

  • Economic Growth and Trade
  • Report
By Gabriela Alcaraz, Research Director—NORC at the University of Chicago for USAID Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) This page features resources around the readiness of financial systems to deploy solutions that contribute to a more efficient financial system and increased financial inclusion in Honduras. The resources were developed for RTAC by Dr. Leon Perlman of Columbia University, alongside Dr. Verónica Trujillo, and Ms. Nora Gurung. The following documents are available in both English and Spanish (forthcoming): Regulatory Technology (“RegTech”) Readiness in Honduras: An Assessment of the Readiness of the National Ecosystem, Financial Regulators, Financial Market Participants, and Ancillary Actors. Executive Summary: Regulatory Technology (“RegTech”) Readiness in Honduras....read more

October 25, 2019

Convening Brief: Digital Tools and the Future of International Development

By Population Reference Bureau

  • Economic Growth and Trade
  • Brief
About the convening In May 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Global Development Lab with Duke University’s [email protected] and NORC at the University of Chicago convened nearly 90 academic experts, digital practitioners, development partners, and USAID colleagues in Washington, D.C. to discuss the latest research on machine learning (ML) and its implications for international development. This convening brief provides a summary of the convening’s key discussion points and offers four forward-looking recommendations for advancing the effective, ethical, and inclusive application of machine learning in international development programming....read more

October 25, 2019

Educating Moroccan Youth for a Productive Future

By Population Reference Bureau

  • Economic Growth and Trade
  • Factsheet
The fact sheet “Educating Moroccan Youth for a Productive Future” provides insights into some of the challenges for addressing youth unemployment in Morocco. The fact sheet highlights new research on job market trends, higher education, and employment stakeholders (such as private sector businesses and recruitment agencies). It offers three recommendations to promote better job preparedness and create more employment opportunities for youth....read more