Registrations open: Certificate – How does citizen participation contribute to government climate agendas?

Enhance climate actions establishing effective links between development stakeholders with criteria of accessibility, sustainability, relevance, gender equality and social equity.

He was a Covid-19 patient. She cleaned his hospital room. Their unexpected bond saved his life

Though hospital housekeepers are often measured by standards of productivity -- how many rooms they clean -- hospital executives are beginning to realize their larger importance.

Weathering the Coronavirus Storm in the Caribbean

A newly published report sheds light on potential economic implications for the Bank’s Caribbean member countries.

IDB report proposes economic policies to help countries overcome sharp contraction

Latin America and the Caribbean will see sharp growth reductions of between 1.8 percent and 5.5 percent of GDP in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

IDB and Esri Offer Solutions to Combat COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Governments in the region will be able to implement dashboards and control centers to monitor the spread of the virus and identify where intervention is needed

IDB approves loan to support Belize’s COVID-19 immediate health response

US$6.2 million for Belize following the government’s request to the Bank to reprogram 10% of the undisbursed balance of the country’s current investment portfolio

IDB Renews its Commitment to Support Migrant Host Countries

US$85 million in grants and expects to leverage US$1.1 billion in investment loans from 2020 and beyond

WHO + IDB Webinar: Using artificial intelligence & social listening to inform policy-making (11 June 2020)

We will hear why and how the Inter-American Development Bank and Citibeats are using artificial intelligence to analyze millions of public civic opinions on COVID-19

Citizen engagement for climate change actions

Take advantage of this virtual space to listen to the interventions of 4 experts, and join the regional dialogue about citizen participation in climate issues.

Webinar on inequality in social distancing: perspectives on COVID-19

Este miércoles hablamos de cómo el distanciamiento social afecta a las poblaciones más vulnerables de América Latina y el Caribe.

Webinar: effects of COVID-19 on the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean

Alexandre Meira da Rosa, Vice-President for Countries, and the four Regional Economic Advisors of the IDB will analyze the economic impact of the pandemic on regional economies.

Interactive map on border status and contacts.

Learn the conditions in which each border is functioning in the region and find official contacts for each country.

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19

This WHO document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in areas that have reported cases of COVID-19.

Apple and Google are launching a joint COVID-19 tracing tool for iOS and Android

This would allow tracing to be done to alert those who may come in contact with COVID-19 to take further steps.

Download your country's Community Mobility Report on Google

Insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography.

How companies can manage and mitigate risks during the COVID-19 pandemic

A page that gathers global Deloitte insights to help the private sector thrive with resilience.

Can COVID-19 help us to visualize a more sustainable and resilient future?

In China, greenhouse gas emissions are down by roughly 25%. In our region, 50,000 people die prematurely due to air pollution.

IDB making US$80M available to Barbados

This US$80 million PBL provides budget support tied to the strengthening of public policies focused on sustainability, disaster risk and resilience.

IDB and IDB Invest Coronavirus Impact Dashboard

It monitors the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Latin America and the Caribbean in real time during “social distancing”.

A Sharing Economy for Mechanical Ventilators

In the worst-case scenario (60% infection in 6 months), all hospital markets are overwhelmed—some more than others.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program during COVID-19

They are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries

6 ways social innovators are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

From creating biometric identification systems to developing ways to deliver microfinance loans, here are six innovative ways social innovators are addressing the pandemic.

COVID-19: $800+ million to support small businesses and crisis response

To help address the crisis, Google is announcing a new $800+ million commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)

Women in Latin America and The Caribbean face greater risks from coronavirus

In the region, half of doctors and more than 80% of nurses are women, and women do 73% of the unpaid labor at home while men do the remaining 27%.

New series of webinars on Aging and Long-term Care

By 2050 1 in every 4 people in the region will be over 50 years old. Care to encourage resilience in this population vulnerable to Coronavirus requires all of us.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus: citizen engagement in a historic civic duty

Citizen engagement has a decisive role in the upcoming days. These are not times to think about oneself isolated from the personal obligation to contribute.

How's the region in compliance with the Paris Agreements?

Without citizen participation, each action towards progress becomes as fragile as a domino line. 

Keys for facing climate change in the region

Actions against climate change are boosted through effective linkage between governments, civil society and private sector. Click to learn how.

Survey: ethics and Artificial Intelligence

The survey seeks to promote the responsible adoption of AI to improve the provision of social services and create opportunities for development.

The IDB listens to citizen inputs for the modernization of Environmental and Social Policies

Be part of this public consultation to update our environmental and social policies, to ensure better and more sustainable results in IDB operations.

Rethinking the relationship between the IDB Group and Civil Society: The Panama experience

The Panama IDB Country Office developed an innovative method to facilitate citizen participation in the design of their Country Strategy.

How to access Premium features on WiConnect?

Now multiple members of an organization can access scholarships, grants, and exclusive events.

Trabajo decente para las personas con discapacidad

A pesar de que se estima que casi 13% de la población en nuestra región presenta alguna discapacidad, su situación en el mercado de trabajo no es fácil.

Apply now: JK VISIONARIES AWARD

The winning organization will receive US$100,000 in recognition of its work, and to encourage their ongoing efforts to improve lives.

PM4R scholars: what we learned

After a competitive process to participate in our tutored course Project Management for Results - PM4R, some of our participants reflect on the learnings acquired.

We want your contribution: Access to Information Policy Update

The IDB is summoning the region to a public consultation for updating its Access to Information Policy. 

The ten elements of a meaningful stakeholder engagement process

A new publication summarizing key objectives, principles and elements of stakeholder engagement.

Engaging Citizens for Transparent Societies: How is the Caribbean doing?

The intersection between citizen engagement and transparency was the center of the conversation at this year's IDB Group-Caribbean Civil Society Meeting.

Technology as an ally in the revitalization of Indigenous languages

In Guatemala, governments and CSOs came together to make possible the teaching and preservation of Indigenous languages through new technologies.

Call for applications: financing for CSOs working with Venezuelans in Latin America and the Caribbean

El JuntosEsMejor Challenge ofrecerá financiamiento para un proyecto que mejore las vidas de venezolanos en la región.

Course: Road Safety for Latin America and the Caribbean

This online course will allow you to converse, exchange, and share best practices in the region and implement them in your city.

Making Global Progress in Responsible Investments

Civil Society is crucial for this type of investment, to mitigate risks and losses for the private sector.

Online course: Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

Individuals interested in the environmental sector can sign-up for this course that begins on September 24th, to learn how to conduct public consultations.

Towards a Deep-Decarbonization: The Case of Costa Rica

This ambitious plan has proven the value of understanding social variables: the knowledge civil society members have to share with governments and private sector.

Huari dialogue, hashtag dialogue and the new forms of #civicparticipation

An example of how dialogue is an instance for conflict transformation, public consultation, collaboration and partnerships. Continue reading to find out more.

Buriticá: A Story of Change

This story highlights the transformational and pivotal role of social leaders at inter-agency committees to ensure the private sector's success.

Exports, the Productivity Engine the Andean Region Needs

La baja productividad en las economías andinas en las últimas décadas puede explicarse, entre otros factores, por el escaso desarrollo del sector exportador.

How Latin American businesses can plug into the digital global economy

Thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, Latin America has become a leading player in animation & gaming

Have we reached the new world? From “fake news” to trust in a hyper-connected world

Information is more accessible than ever, but, as citizens, how can we tell if facts are truth? How do we use information as a tool for development?

Grant opportunity for CSOs from Brazil and Dominican Republic

The World Bank-led Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) launched its fourth Call global for Proposals to support social accountability initiatives

Civic participation and information: a relationship unprecedented in history

After concluding our yearly meeting about citizen engagement in Latin America, we reflect on the new trends we discovered in the region.

How to build a safe and inclusive neighbourhood for (and by) women?

In particular, the absence of women working as urban planners, architects, and engineers has led to the development of cities that are built by men and for men.

Partnership for SDGs – The case of Panama

Achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 is an ambitious objective that Panama and 150 other countries undertook to pursue on their way to a more inclusive and

Effective work with Indigenous peoples: How does my organization measure up?

Effective work with Indigenous peoples not only implies recognizing their rights but also their identity...

Shaping Smart Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

The rapid urbanization process observed in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), during the last decades has posed multiple challenges to the region and caused great contrasts

Promoting E-Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean

E-commerce is an opportunity to make the global trading system more inclusive. It allows micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to access new markets and consumers...

Times change, rules change: A new citizen engagement

To set the ground for an engagement with Civil Society that effectively contributes to the goals of reducing inequality and poverty, promoting productivity and innovation.

The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives

The uncertainty of the future of work naturally raises a number of questions. It is no wonder Argentina put it on the agenda as one of three priorities to be discussed at the ...

The impacts of shifting from print to digital textbooks

Education systems are rapidly moving toward greater digitalization.

Human-centric economy and Technological Innovation

The more technology can do, the more human-centric we are free to become.

How Latin American Countries Became World Champions of Happiness

8 of the 10 countries with the highest levels of positive emotion in the world are in Latin America.

Climate Policy: When the Expensive Options Make Sense

To stabilize climate change, we need to get to zero net carbon emissions by the end of the century. A key question then for policymakers is when and how to reduce emissions ...

A look into the future of the Extractive Industries Transparency from Latin America

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global standard towards good governance in the extractive industries.

New National Parks Can Help Latin America Tackle its Drought Problem

the creation of large protected areas, like the remarkable parks recently brought into existence, is urgent.

Caribbean: Digital Transformation & Natural Disasters

how can digital transformation help governments in general, and Caribbean governments in particular, become more resilient to natural disasters?

Minimum Wages and the Fight Against Inequality

Many policymakers say minimum wage hikes are crucial to reducing inequality. They look at Latin America and see abundant evidence, including the fact that in various countries ...

Successful solutions to gender and inequality in the region

Domestic violence and gender inequality remains to be a critical problem in the region.

Women lead the way to greater climate resilience

Climate change is already happening. Extreme weather events causing floods, droughts, cyclonic winds, and heatwaves occur more frequently and more violently than in the past...

Social Innovation: a tool to improve lives

Frente a la escasez de recursos, y las demandas cada vez mayores, la innovación se presenta como un factor determinante para el desarrollo.

The challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean facing Climate Change

The entire population is affected by climate change. A more sustainable world is the only way

Engagement Strategy with Civil Society

The IDB Group is in the process of updating its Strategy1 for the Relationship with Civil Society. The Strategy is based on the key change factors registered in the countries ...

The IDB Group and its engagement with Civil Society and Sustainable Development and Institutional role of CSO’s.

The institutional sustainability in CSOs' sector is a combination of resources, impact and organizational innovation, where the increase of capacity building is essential.

The IDB Group launch of WiConnect3: The Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean sustainable development

WiConnect3. A platform especially designed for Civil Society Organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean.