Artificial intelligence, when used under ethical standards, is poised to address many of the current challenges, including those faced by cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
The latest edition of the IDB’s Caribbean Economics Quarterly (August 2023) highlights these and related challenges and opportunities for the region.
Countries need strong policies and coordinated support among higher education institutions to ensure that students with disabilities are not left behind.
This is the first entry in a series of blogposts about the structural changes that the pandemic brought to the tourism sector in the Caribbean.
The newly announced IDB regional program, “Amazonia Forever,” will serve as a guiding axis to push integration in the challenging reality of the Amazon
Learn more about the pressing need for sustainable energy solutions in the Caribbean and the pivotal role that collective efforts can play in shaping a brighter future for all
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), close to 100 million people have some form of disability making it necessary to create housing that is inclusive and adapted to the needs
Government, private sector and civil society representatives from 26 countries, as well as international stakeholders, will be able to participate.
T&T has confirmed its commitment towards reducing its carbon emissions and contributing to the sustainable development of its energy sector.
Multilateral development banks can help ensure that artificial general intelligence is developed and used in a way that benefits everyone and minimizes potential harms.
Active listening brings enormous benefits. Although it is difficult to achieve listening skills, they can be taught.
Encouraging the participation of women-led small and medium-sized enterprise in public procurement processes can help promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Governors expressed support for the new President’s proposed vision and priorities - presented in the Annual Meeting - for the Latin American and Caribbean region and the Bank.
According to the most recent statistics, two out of every three children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean are victims of child abuse or violence at home.
At the IDB, we create tools to plan the timely and meaningful inclusion of civil society that contribute to reduce the gap of social inclusion and inequality.
The effects of climate change represent an urgent challenge to address: civil society is an important part of promoting government agendas in this direction.
With 20 real-time consultations completed, and a 120-day deferred consultation period, the IBD reaffirms its commitment to move towards greater transparency and accountability.
The consultation had the confirmation of sixteen organizations experienced in the areas of access to information, transparency and open government.
The IDB reached out to more than 9,000 stakeholders in 26 countries who provided input to strengthen the design and implementation of the proposed new Access to Information Policy
Changing the food system is essential to reaching biodiversity and climate change goals. But what specifically should we change? There are 3 important ingredients.
Digital communications, online shopping and social media have transformed the way most people in the region socialize and do business.
Hundreds of inputs have been received, reaching the highest standards of inclusion and diversity both geographically and in terms of organizational profiles throughout LAC.
Entrepreneurship is the heartbeat of small business growth. Therefore, many initiatives attempt to improve entrepreneurs’ skill sets to improve productivity in businesses.
The public consultation will consist of three phases, the details of which will be shared through the Public Consultation Process Portal.
With an attendance of more than 30 people from all regions of the country, the third 2022 thematic dialogue was held in Guyana on August 3.
Engaging beneficiary communities in program planning and coordination is key for inclusive and sustainable development in Guyana.
Using the bicycle, instead of motorized vehicles, to move around our cities is becoming more and more popular around the world.
To fully unlock the employment potential of the energy transition, we must delve deeper into the factors that drive this hiring process.
In the Argentine Patagonia the program for small and middle sized businesses(SME) in the San Jorge Gulf, citizens and academia work together with the private sector.
Citizens reported being worried about debt and inflation in Argentina during the first 120 days of the pandemic.
A report with findings on citizen trends and exit strategies during the first 4 months of COVID-19, using the public citizen observatory, CivicLytics.
This article explains how the CivicLytics platform supports citizens, governments, and private sector to act towards solutions to exit the crisis
Economic security at home and at companies has generated different types of conversations.
Lack of water in different neighborhoods in the most important cities in the region. This makes hygiene and wellness practices during quarantine more difficult.
The summer hit Central America with poverty spikes, followed by hunger spikes, a few weeks after.
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.
During social distancing, it was more noticeable women's conversation topics about hygiene, isolation, and gender violence.
CivicLytics detected rough spikes in anxiety in the moment quarantine measures were announced.
Mentioning the IDB report based on Artificial Intelligence for analyzing citizen trends in millions of online comments.
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.
CivicLytics and many of these scans stimulate citizen participation to ensure that governments know the opinions and suggestions of all people.
This public consultation looks for the voices of indigenous peoples or local communities on conservation of biodiversity, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and COVID-19
The international business platform created by the IDB allows companies to continue doing business despite international fair cancellations and high demand for products worldwide.
Evidence shows that planning for effective citizen participation has direct effects in project resources.
Listening to citizens to not leave anyone behind. Click to see what worries the most in your country in real time about the pandemic.
The STEM labor market will face a worker deficit in 10 years. Greater participation from women could cover the demand and generate economic growth.
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.
Enhance climate actions establishing effective links between development stakeholders with criteria of accessibility, sustainability, relevance, gender equality and social equity.
Though hospital housekeepers are often measured by standards of productivity -- how many rooms they clean -- hospital executives are beginning to realize their larger importance.
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.
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
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
US$85 million in grants and expects to leverage US$1.1 billion in investment loans from 2020 and beyond
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
Este miércoles hablamos de cómo el distanciamiento social afecta a las poblaciones más vulnerables de América Latina y el Caribe.
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.
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.
They are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries
From creating biometric identification systems to developing ways to deliver microfinance loans, here are six innovative ways social innovators are addressing the pandemic.
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%.
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.
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.
Be part of this public consultation to update our environmental and social policies, to ensure better and more sustainable results in IDB operations.
The Panama IDB Country Office developed an innovative method to facilitate citizen participation in the design of their Country Strategy.
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.
After a competitive process to participate in our tutored course Project Management for Results - PM4R, some of our participants reflect on the learnings acquired.
The IDB is summoning the region to a public consultation for updating its Access to Information Policy.
A new publication summarizing key objectives, principles and elements of stakeholder engagement.
The intersection between citizen engagement and transparency was the center of the conversation at this year's IDB Group-Caribbean Civil Society Meeting.
In Guatemala, governments and CSOs came together to make possible the teaching and preservation of Indigenous languages through new technologies.
El JuntosEsMejor Challenge ofrecerá financiamiento para un proyecto que mejore las vidas de venezolanos en la región.
This online course will allow you to converse, exchange, and share best practices in the region and implement them in your city.
This ambitious plan has proven the value of understanding social variables: the knowledge civil society members have to share with governments and private sector.
An example of how dialogue is an instance for conflict transformation, public consultation, collaboration and partnerships. Continue reading to find out more.
La baja productividad en las economías andinas en las últimas décadas puede explicarse, entre otros factores, por el escaso desarrollo del sector exportador.
Thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, Latin America has become a leading player in animation & gaming
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?
The World Bank-led Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) launched its fourth Call global for Proposals to support social accountability initiatives
After concluding our yearly meeting about citizen engagement in Latin America, we reflect on the new trends we discovered in the region.
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.
Effective work with Indigenous peoples not only implies recognizing their rights but also their identity...
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
Over the past few decades, the Latin American and Caribbean region has seen significant changes
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...
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.
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 ...
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global standard towards good governance in the extractive industries.
the creation of large protected areas, like the remarkable parks recently brought into existence, is urgent.
how can digital transformation help governments in general, and Caribbean governments in particular, become more resilient to natural disasters?
The institutional sustainability in CSOs' sector is a combination of resources, impact and organizational innovation, where the increase of capacity building is essential.
WiConnect3. A platform especially designed for Civil Society Organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean.