Video On Demand

Building Economic Opportunity in Central America and the Caribbean

September 21, 2021 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

Please join the CSIS Americas Program for a virtual discussion on how to build and capitalize on economic opportunities for Central America and the Caribbean.

Among the major drivers of irregular migration from Central America and the Caribbean is the lack of economic opportunity, now exacerbated by the economic repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic. Expanding sustainable livelihood opportunities in the region will be essential to helping the countries of the region address the drivers of irregular migration long-term and provide sustainable employment opportunities.

This event will discuss the potential impact of investments in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and cooperatives on economic opportunity in Central America and the Caribbean. Panelists will examine and share issues of common interest and consider how to best support these central drivers of development and how multilateral financial institutions can play an important role in sharing risk and helping crowd in private capital.

This event was made possible with the generous support of Heifer International.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
CEO, Kingo Energy; Managing Director, Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF)
Principal, Pellechia International; Senior Associate, CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development