News & Opportunities

The latest in current development affairs in the region.

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 contr[...]

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

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

Resources and open knowledge to collaborate in response to the pandemic

Open and relevant resources to motivate the construction of answers based on quality information and global collaboration. [...]

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. [...]

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 Meeti[...]

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 pand[...]

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 [...]

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. [...]