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 profiles throughout LAC.

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 productivity in businesses.

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.

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.

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Jairo Quirós: “The Costa Rican electrical matrix is practically 100% renewable”

In this video the researcher explores the key elements for the socio-economic context in Costa Rica, as well as advancements in the academia to transition towards decarbonization

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Laura Secada: “The role of citizen participation in Perú’s Climate Change Policy is key”

Aprende a incorporar aportes de actores no gubernamentales en las Contribuciones Nacionalmente Determinadas en Perú para adaptación y mitigación del cambio climático.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Now multiple members of an organization can access scholarships, grants, and exclusive events.

We want your contribution: Access to Information Policy Update

The IDB is summoning the region to a public consultation for updating its Access to Information Policy. 

The ten elements of a meaningful stakeholder engagement process

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

Engaging Citizens for Transparent Societies: How is the Caribbean doing?

The intersection between citizen engagement and transparency was the center of the conversation at this year's IDB Group-Caribbean Civil Society Meeting.

Making Global Progress in Responsible Investments

Civil Society is crucial for this type of investment, to mitigate risks and losses for the private sector.

Online course: Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

Individuals interested in the environmental sector can sign-up for this course that begins on September 24th, to learn how to conduct public consultations.

Towards a Deep-Decarbonization: The Case of Costa Rica

This ambitious plan has proven the value of understanding social variables: the knowledge civil society members have to share with governments and private sector.

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.

Civic participation and information: a relationship unprecedented in history

After concluding our yearly meeting about citizen engagement in Latin America, we reflect on the new trends we discovered in the region.

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