ALL AUTHORS

NEWS + ANALYSIS

IOMG IMPROVES ACCESS TO CREDIT FOR DOMINICANS

March 27, 2020

Access to credit is tricky in the Dominican Republic, and the World Bank has identified the issues as one of the most problematic factors in doing business in the country. This year, Atlas Network partner Instituto OMG (IOMG) has changed the landscape of bank loans in the country through the “Law of Movable Guarantees,” a new law that will help expand entrepreneurship and innovation in the island nation.

READ MORE

CEDICE’S OPENNESS-BASED APPROACH TO OIL PRIVATIZATION IN VENEZUELA

March 8, 2020

In the wake of a devastating economic collapse, is Venezuela moving towards a free and open economy? Facing few other options, President Nicolás Maduro has presented a plan to begin the privatization of the state-owned oil industry by giving up majority control to several international corporations. Venezuelan think tank Centro de Divulgacion del Conocimiento Economico para la Libertad (CEDICE) believes opening oil to private investment is a step in the right direction.

READ MORE

ELIMINATING BUREAUCRATIC BARRIERS IN PERU

March 6, 2020

Entrepreneurs and small business owners in Peru now have an easier time overcoming obstacles to success as a result of a new monitoring system that tracks bureaucratic barriers. Asociación de Contribuyentes del Peru’s (ACP) Bureaucratic Barriers Observatory (BBO) provides a database to Peruvians of official limitations that impede market processes and has already led to the removal of additional restrictions on the free movement of goods and services.

READ MORE

LIVRES SEEKS TO MAKE CLASSICAL LIBERAL SOLUTIONS MAINSTREAM IN BRAZIL

February 7, 2020

Brazil’s decaying public sewage system is a significant concern to young and low-income Brazilians, according to Livres, an Atlas Network partner in Rio de Janeiro. Through Atlas Network-supported surveys and nine public events hosted throughout Brazil, Livres discovered the real concerns of the electorate in regard to public policy and is using this knowledge to guide the organization’s priorities in research and legislative engagement. As a result of their work, a new legal framework is already underway in the Congresso Nacional.

READ MORE

THE DWINDLING POWER OF THE BOLIVAR

January 24, 2020

Dollarization has proven to be an effective pressure release valve in countries beset by severe monetary crises, and Ecuador’s dollarization twenty years ago provides a successful case story of dollarization in action.

READ MORE