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Palladini, Eric

Development Effectiveness, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank
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Latin America; microfinance; accounting and accountability; small business development; private sector development; privatization
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Development Effectiveness, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank
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Last updated: January 31, 2023
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Historian / Managing Editor / Technical Writer with significant project experience in Latin American affairs including privatization, microfinance, accounting and accountability, and small business development.  Core competencies include: research and analysis of issues, concept development, identification of priority concerns, organizing and presenting complex material with a natural narrative flow and translating it in a way that appeals to the broadest audience, including non-English speakers. Bi-lingual English & Spanish. Further interests include North African affairs, heritage/historic preservation, local economic development, urban affairs, the democratic process.

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Chile : A Strategy to Promote Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises

2008-02, Goldberg, Mike, Palladini, Eric

With its strong export orientation and emphasis on competitiveness, the Chilean economic model has been the envy of its neighbors for more than a decade. However, there are underlying vulnerabilities. Historically, exports have been concentrated in mining and agriculture, sectors dominated by large firms that do not generate a large share of employment. Small and medium enterprises play a key role in employment generation and economic decentralization in Chile, yet their employment was stagnant between 2000 and 2004. Based on work completed in 2003, this study provides a review of the Chilean government's substantial investment in programs that support small and medium enterprises. This review of government programs confirms the importance of coordination and an overarching strategy, in the form of a National Innovation System, led by a single institution. The review also finds that demand-driven programs were more likely to be sustainable. Finally, the study demonstrates that Chile (and other countries with many support programs for small and medium enterprises in place) needs an integrated management information system to analyze, assess, coordinate, and streamline the program portfolio for small and medium enterprises in the future.

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Managing Risk and Creating Value with Microfinance

2010, Goldberg, Mike, Palladini, Eric

This report brings together the results of an eight-part series of presentations by leading experts in issues directly related to microfinance institutional sustainability. It is intended for microfinance institution (MFI) board members, managers, and staff members as well as for government regulators, supervisors, and donor staff members. The first four chapters include topics in risk management: (1) risk management systems, (2) good governance, (3) interest rates, and (4) micro-insurance. The last four chapters include four topics in new product development and efficient delivery methodologies: (5) housing microfinance, (6) micro-leasing, (7) disaster preparedness products and systems, and (8) new technologies. The objectives of the series were as follows: i) to strengthen MFIs by disseminating innovative approaches in risk management, cost control, governance, and new technologies; ii) to promote a South-South exchange of experiences and lessons learned; iii) to promote greater ties among the MFIs in the region and between MFIs and government supervisors and regulators; and iv) to highlight the Bank's ability to mobilize international technical expertise in microfinance.