What is CLACDS?
The Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development is the center of thought and applied research of INCAE Business School. Its mission is to promote sustainable development in the region through research, capacity building and dialogue.
CLACDS uses a four-axis methodology that unites competitiveness, social progress, environmental performance, and governance. He has worked closely with different international organizations such as the World Bank, the IDB, GIZ, the United States Embassy and other partners in research and training programs for leaders of the public and private sectors.
CLACDS/INCAE has a new leader
The Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) at INCAE Business School has a new executive director, Ronald Arce Pérez, who took over the reins of the Center on January 23. Arce assumes this great challenge to replace Prof. Octavio Martínez Argüello, who returns to his work within the INCAE faculty after leaving a great leadership footprint and excellent results during four years as director.
Economic and social impacts of COVID-19 and climate change on coffee growing in the Central American Northern Triangle
INCAE consultant and researchers participated in the study "Economic and social impacts of COVID-19 and climate change on coffee growing in the Central American Northern Triangle", developed by the IDB and the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Foundation (HRNS), with the participation and support from the coffee institutionality and whose objective is to have quantitative information that allows guiding decision-making.
2021 Social Progress Index 2015-2021
This is the fourth installment of the Social Progress Index (IPS) at the state level that Mexico does, how are we doing? and the second, which is calculated as a series with data from 2015, the year for which most of the 56 variables used for the Index are available. This is the second time that revised figures have been published in all variables, which is relevant in the context of the post-pandemic and the slow and uneven recovery of the economy, the labor market and the restitution of the most basic public services. such as education and health.
Practical guide for aligning private sector climate action with national goals and strategies
This Guide has been formulated based on the discussions held in various exchange and dialogue spaces within the framework of ArticuLAC, taking advantage of the learning and experiences of its members, who represent 49 public and private organizations from 13 Latin American countries.
CLACDS: 25 years of promoting Sustainable development in the Region
We share with you the link to the CLACDS Anniversary website, where you will find the E-book, videos and other materials related to our anniversary.
Nicaragua. INCAE Business School, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Fundación País Digital invite you to learn more about Digital Check, a tool that will allow Nicaraguan MSMEs to know their level of digital maturity and receive recommendations to move towards a greater transformation in this regard.
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/3leGb2dDU1c
Regional Ethics and Transparency Initiative (RETAIN)
The Regional Ethics and Transparency Initiative (RETAIN) proposes a robust strategy to address various problems that will have a profound impact changing the way societies perceive corruption and the responsibility of each one -as an individual or organization- so that these individuals and organizations from the public and private sector can act ethically and reduce opportunities to engage in corrupt activities.
The Future of Central America
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE Business School presented the book "The future of Central America: challenges for sustainable development," which addresses the recent situation in the region in issues of trade policy, investment, the financial sector, migration, raw materials and natural resources and proposes policy opportunities to address the challenges they present.