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General Information

Santa Cruz, Bolivia will host the XVII IDB Group-Civil Society Regional Forum

Hotel-Event Host

The XVII IDB Group-Civil Society Meeting will be held at Los Tajibos Hotel in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Admission and participation costs

  • The event is open to all Civil Society Organizations (CSO) of the Region .

  • The event has no registration fees.

  • The IDB will cover the breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and a cultural reception on November 9th for all registered participants.


Average temperature is around 21°C to 35°C (66°F y 93°F). It has a warmd and humid weather. However we suggest you check this website prior your travel.

Language and Interpretation

Spanish is the national language of Bolivia. However, both the event and touristic places offer french, spanish, and other languages.


The Bolivian local currency is the Bolivian peso. To see exchange rates you can access here


Most of the information will be given or displayed on screens provided for that purpose. We encourage participants to print the minimum amount possible of documents and paper.

Time zone

Eastern Time.


Equipment and devices are your own responsibility

It is advisable to be cautious to prevent incidents. For instance, use the safe-deposit box of the hotel room to keep documents and valuable goods; do not leave photos and video cameras in plain view, and take only transport properly identified or recommended.

Travel and health insurance

Each participant is responsible for travel and health insurance against theft or personal accidents. We recommend taking travel insurance.

Every participant is responsible for covering their own transportation. For security reasons, we suggest the use of taxi services located in the airport and in the hotels.


Casual attire is recommended for the conference, and business or sport attire for the social events. Remember that the temperature in the conference rooms may vary.


For information regarding visas please check official website where you can fill this form and know the full list of countries who need a visa.

Visa procedures may be delayed for different reasons. Should you require a visa we suggest that you initiate the formalities as soon as possible. The IDB will not be responsible neither assume expenses related to visas procedures.


The vacinne for yellow fever is neccesary to access Bolivia. Please visit this website for more information.

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