huffingtonpost.com. A handful of young hackers looked up from their laptops when Jorge Soto burst into the upstairs office they shared in an old Mexico City house one morning last spring. Soto wanted to be sure they’d seen the front-page headline then flying across Twitter: Mexico’s congress was set to spend 115 million pesos (then US $9.3 million) on a mobile app that would let 500 lawmakers track legislative affairs from their cellphones — more than a hundred times what such software could cost.
FORTUNE — In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, securing access to clean drinking water is one of the first problems that survivors need to solve. This is especially important to countries with underdeveloped infrastructure, as citizens of these nations may end up hauling water from faraway sources or waiting for delivery of reserves. A small company based out of Atlanta, Ga. is looking to ease the problem of water access with a novel solution: mobile pipe infrastructure.
The objective of this side event is to share the results of the “State and quality of public policies on climate change and development in Latin America” report, as well as experiences from Mexico, Peru and Brazil, while identifying the challenges and opportunities for the region.
Check out the new infographic series comparing World Bank Doing Business ranks to Social Progress Index ranks. We start with Europe.
Regional initiative invests more than $8 million to improve conditions for recyclers in Latin America
The Regional Initiative for Inclusive Recycling (IRR) presents an assessment report covering its activities since its creation in 2011.
As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the need to address the growing challenge of solid waste management has emerged as a critical part of the larger effort to build sustainable cities.