COVID-19: Citizens are news

CivicLytics is allowing us to know the impact of the pandemic and work together to support the scenarios for exiting the crisis. The press echoed this effort in dozens of articles

Argentina: conversations about economic security in households and companies during COVID-19 (Spanish)

Citizens reported being worried about debt and inflation in Argentina during the first 120 days of the pandemic.

Panama: video with main findings affecting the population during the pandemic (Spanish)

A report with findings on citizen trends and exit strategies during the first 4 months of COVID-19, using the public citizen observatory, CivicLytics.

Chile: citizen unrest in times of COVID-19 (Spanish)

This article explains how the CivicLytics platform supports citizens, governments, and private sector to act towards solutions to exit the crisis

Bolivia: understanding real needs of citizens to make informed decisions (Spanish)

Economic security at home and at companies has generated different types of conversations.

Colombia: report on citizen trends and measures during the first months of COVID-19 (Spanish)

Lack of water in different neighborhoods in the most important cities in the region. This makes hygiene and wellness practices during quarantine more difficult.

Panama: What affected people the most during the pandemic? (Spanish)

The summer hit Central America with poverty spikes, followed by hunger spikes, a few weeks after.

Argentina: citizen trends and exit strategies during the first 4 months of COVID-19 (Spanish)

Citizens manifested phobias when entering in contact with other people, as well as difficulty to be in groups, because of the propagation of the virus.

Mexico: main concerns in Latin America about COVID-19 (Spanish)

During social distancing, it was more noticeable women's conversation topics about hygiene, isolation, and gender violence.

Excelsior: What worried people the most during the first 120 days of COVID-19? (Spanish)

CivicLytics detected rough spikes in anxiety in the moment quarantine measures were announced.

Forbes: What worried people the most in Latin America and the Caribbean during the first 120 days of the pandemic? (Spanish)

Mentioning the IDB report based on Artificial Intelligence for analyzing citizen trends in millions of online comments.

Atlantic Council: ​CivicLytics is using artificial intelligence to further the understanding of citizens’ needs and concerns in the pandemic

Learn more about how technology helps understand dignity, trust, security, visibility—and to inform public and private sector solutions at a local and regional level.​ ​

Georgetown University: IDB provides data visualization for informing citizens on COVID-19 response

CivicLytics and many of these scans stimulate citizen participation to ensure that governments know the opinions and suggestions of all people.

COVID-19 and the Citizenry: the first 120 days.

Findings using Artificial Intelligence to understand the trends among citizens and crisis exit strategies. Download to find out more about your country.

How to export during the Coronavirus crisis with ConnectAmericas

The international business platform created by the IDB allows companies to continue doing business despite international fair cancellations and high demand for products worldwide.

CiviClytiCs: What are citizens saying during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Listening to citizens to not leave anyone behind. Click to see what worries the most in your country in real time about the pandemic.

Collaboration and partnerships for innovation: the approach of #MovidosxChile against COVID-19

The virtual platform has published 62 causes from 40 civil society organizations in Chile, impacting over 25 thousand people and channeling more than $1,5 million in donations.

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 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.

Coronavirus: news and contacts from governments in the region

We share key links to support citizens, governments, and businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency.

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%.

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.

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.