News & Opportunities

The latest in current development affairs in the region.

Do test scores determine school quality?

Student performance on standardized tests is typically the main measure of school quality. Important decisions often rely on test-score metrics. [...]

Series of round tables with local partners on stakeholder inclusion in development projects 2022

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. [...]

Cities on pedals: the habit of urban cycling may have come to stay

Using the bicycle, instead of motorized vehicles, to move around our cities is becoming more and more popular around the world. [...]

What does learning to dance have to do with the collective effect of sharing good practices of civic participation?

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 [...]

How community involvement contributes to inclusive program delivery in Guyana

Engaging beneficiary communities in program planning and coordination is key for inclusive and sustainable development in Guyana. [...]

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. [...]

Unlocking the employment potential of Latin America’s Energy Transition

To fully unlock the employment potential of the energy transition, we must delve deeper into the factors that drive this hiring process. [...]

Six reasons to nurture urban parks

It is proven that green spaces generate multiple benefits that improve our overall wellbeing. [...]

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. [...]

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

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

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. [...]

How can the digitisation of public services improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Digital communications, online shopping and social media have transformed the way most people in the region socialize and do business. [...]

Public consultation for the new Access to Information policy: IDB ends stage of virtual meetings with more than 9 thousand CSOs convened in 26 countries

Hundreds of inputs have been received, reaching the highest standards of inclusion and diversity both geographically and in terms of organizational pr[...]

Can soft-skills training improve business outcomes of microentrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurship is the heartbeat of small business growth. Therefore, many initiatives attempt to improve entrepreneurs’ skill sets to improve pro[...]

IDB to Begin Public Consultations on New Access to Information Policy Proposal

The public consultation will consist of three phases, the details of which will be shared through the Public Consultation Process Portal. [...]

Express strategy: IDB Group-Civil Society Engagement

Learn how the IDB includes citizens in an early and timely manner through planning for effective citizen participation. [...]

The GPS of the Group-Civil Society Engagement Strategy

What are the entry points to participate in the engagement levels and who areresponsible for implementing the strategy in the country? [...]

New Publication! CÍVICA

CIVICA is a magazine with trends and hard data related to complex civic issues. Changes in social unrest and polarization, as well as opportunities for innovation, arise. [...]

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. [...]

New publication! Public Consultations: Step by Step: 300 Regulatory and Legal Frameworks Applicable in Latin America and the Caribbean

Public consultation with those impacted by a project/operation contribute to sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn to plan them in a simple way. [...]

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