Forums | Events

IDB Group-Civil Society

The two most important meetings with civil society of the year:

Caribbean Annual Meeting | Regional Latin America and the Caribbean Annual Meeting

Over 500 representatives of civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean meet with international experts and IDB specialists to exchange knowledge and technical experience regarding development.



Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the IDB and IDB Invest 2024

With prior registration
From 6 to 10 March, 2024 at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Each year the Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IDB Invest) hold their Annual Meetings in one of the Bank's member countries. This official gathering is a forum for discussion among the institution's Governors, most of whom are ministers of finance, presidents of central banks, or other high-level authorities of the member countries. Representatives of multilateral financial institutions, development agencies and private banks also attend.

Launch call for proposals for CSOs – Green Accountability: Amplifying citizen voices for equitable and effective climate finance

Virtual with prior registration
December 6th, 5:45-6:45 PM GST (GMT+4)

The event will discuss the crucial need to deepen accountability, transparency, and participation in climate finance to achieve more inclusive, equitable, and effective climate action. It will also launch the CSO call for proposals for our Green Accountability initiative.

Trade Policy Research | Seminar Series 2023 | Globalization and the Ladder of Development: Pushed to the Top or Held at the Bottom?

Virtual with prior registration
December 7, 2023 - 12.30 pm ET

The INT Trade Policy Research Seminar Series aims to create a forum to discuss trade policy issues relevant for Latin American and Caribbean countries based on rigorous empirical research that informs the design of policies and help understand their determinants and economic impacts. Presenters are primarily guest researchers. Participation is open to all interested parties.

Training of Caregivers in Person-Centered Care Competencies

Virtual with prior registration
November 16, 2023

In this webinar, in which we will present the publication Toward the Professionalization of Caregivers: Training and Skills Needed for Long-Term Care, we will discuss the importance of promoting the quality of care and the professionalization of caregivers while analyzing training policies at the international level, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.

A Conversation with Finance Ministers on Fiscal Programs

Hybrid - Live from HQ and virtual seminar
November 9, 2023

Join us for a discussion with finance ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean on fiscal policy challenges and opportunities in the current global context.

IDB Group’s 2023 Knowledge Week

Hybrid - Live from HQ and virtuals activities
From 23 to 27 of october 2023

In a global context where challenges transcend borders, Latin America and the Caribbean can provide answers in areas that are crucial to the future of the planet. In the IDB Group’s 2023 Knowledge Week, we will focus on learning and sharing innovative solutions for the region's progress. Join us to learn from world-renowned experts, build networks, and be part of our global community in development and effectiveness.

4th edition of the Finance in Common Summit

Hybrid - Live from Cartagena de Indias, Colombia and through virtual platforms
From 4 to 6 of september 2023

The 2023 edition of the Finance in Common Summit (FiCS), hosted in Cartagena, Colombia, will gather Public Development Banks’ (PDBs) representatives from around the world and their main players in the sustainable financing to showcase their crucial role to make finance more inclusive and more sustainable.

PPP Americas 2023

Hybrid - Live from Panama City and through PPP Americas Virtual Platform
From 18 to 20 july

PPP Americas is the most important business forum on Public-Private Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the IDB Group every two years, each time in partnership with a host government.

Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB and IDB Invest

Panamá City
From 16 to 19 March

The Annual Meeting will take place in Panama City, Panama from 16 to 19 March. This official gathering is a forum for discussion among the institution's Governors, most of whom are Ministers of Finance, Presidents of Central Banks, or other high level authorities of the member countries. Representatives of multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, and private banks also attend.

Skills for Youth. Investing in human capital in Latin America and the Caribbean

Hybrid event
January 24th, 10 p.m - 1 p.m

On the International Day of Education, we invite you to this hybrid event at IDB headquarters in Washington, DC. It will be a gathering of global leaders from the private and public sector and experts on the regional agenda to transform the future of education with a focus on 21st Century skill.

Latin America, the Caribbean and the Inter-American Development Bank’s Commitment to Funding a Nature Positive Path

Virtual event
1.15 pm - 2.30 pm (Montreal time)

This event seeks to showcase how the Latin America and Caribbean region can achieve high ambition in implementing the Global Biodiversity Framework by sharing experiences and making recommendations on the systemic changes needed to transform economic, financial, and policy frameworks.

Uperheroes of Development

Apply from anywhere in Latin America and the Caribbean
Start of applications: May 30th

Many times superheroes save the world without anyone knowing. For this reason, from the IDB Group we want to highlight your work, tell your story and make your commitment visible, which are crucial for the well-being of so many people in the region. Click here for more information on how to participate.

Citizen engagement for climate change actions

Coordination and citizen participation has an enormous impact in getting us through the crisis. Likewise, citizen response is critical to face climate change. 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.

IX Annual IDB Group-Caribbean Civil Society Meeting

Bridgetown, Barbados
November 12th, 2019

A high-level dialogue on the latest strategic developments in the fields of citizen engagement, collaborative public policy design, and open government. Find out how to participate here.

Annual IDB Group Forum – Civil Society | Paraguay

Asuncion, Paraguay
April 8th & 9th, 2019

The Mega-Trends that will impact the future of work; the challenges of automatization and the need for new skills; the new labor relations and the opportunities of the on-demand economy; the opportunities from the collaborative-economy and the digital-transformation...

VIII Annual Caribbean Forum  2018 – Civil Society and IDB Group

Georgetown, Guyana
June 8, 2018

The main topics of the agenda were Digital Transformation, challenges for the Caribbean; the IDB Civil Society Strategy focused on climate change and preparedness for natural disasters; successful experiences and new technological approaches.

XVII Annual Meeting – IDB Group and Civil Society Grupo BID | Bolivia

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
November 8th & 9, 2017

International experts, workshops, panels and presentations around innovation, future of work, governments and citizen participation, new technologies and the expected impacts.

Join WiConnect