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.

Virtual consultation: Civil Society and indigenous peoples on Traditional Knowledge

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

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.

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.

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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

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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 organizations like the IDB.

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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-19.

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.

How's the region in compliance with the Paris Agreements?

Without citizen participation, each action towards progress becomes as fragile as a domino line. 

Survey: ethics and Artificial Intelligence

The survey seeks to promote the responsible adoption of AI to improve the provision of social services and create opportunities for development.

Trabajo decente para las personas con discapacidad

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.

The ten elements of a meaningful stakeholder engagement process

A new publication summarizing key objectives, principles and elements of stakeholder engagement.

Huari dialogue, hashtag dialogue and the new forms of #civicparticipation

An example of how dialogue is an instance for conflict transformation, public consultation, collaboration and partnerships. Continue reading to find out more.

How to build a safe and inclusive neighbourhood for (and by) women?

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.