News & Opportunities

The latest in current development affairs in the region.

CiviClytiCs: AI for not leaving anyone behind

Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool shows real-time citizen’s perceptions and worries expressed online, in each country in Latin America and the [...]

Winners: Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Awards

Almost three hundred applications for the prestigious award were received from 24 IDB member countries [...]

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. [...]

How to encourage girls and women to be interested, study and work in science, technology and engineering?

The STEM labor market will face a worker deficit in 10 years. Greater participation from women could cover the demand and generate economic growth. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Planning citizen participation with results: How to carry out effective public consultations?

Evidence shows that planning for effective citizen participation has direct effects in project resources. [...]

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[...]

World Bank call for proposals: Civil Society Policy Forum

Submitting a session proposal by Monday, August 31, 2020. [...]

Graham Watkins: “We are considering future recovery packages including sustainable infrastructure”

The Principal Environmental Specialist draws a link between climate change mitigation strategies and COVID-19 recovery that might be carried out by or[...]

Flavia Milano: “Citizen participation is changing history”

Our leading specialist in citizen participation matters at the IDB, Flavia Milano, approaches lessons learned in the region during the crisis of COVID[...]

Registrations open: Certificate – How does citizen participation contribute to government climate agendas?

Enhance climate actions establishing effective links between development stakeholders with criteria of accessibility, sustainability, relevance, gende[...]

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 real[...]

Weathering the Coronavirus Storm in the Caribbean

A newly published report sheds light on potential economic implications for the Bank’s Caribbean member countries. [...]