FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL INVESTMENT

  • 1
    Children with better nutritional status, and appropriate levels of vocabulary, cognitive development and socio-emotional development at young ages complete more years of schooling, have higher test scores in math and language, are less likely to be involved in criminal activity in adulthood, and earn higher wages.
  • 2
    The lack of well-trained workers is a problem for 1 out of 3 employers. Vocational training programs that meet the needs of businesses are key to eliminating the talent gap.
  • 3
    Women work more than ever in the region, but their wages are even lower than those of men. Therefore, we facilitate access to credit for women entrepreneurs, child care programs, flexible working hours, and skills training.
  • 4
    In the region, between 8 and 10% of the population is indigenous. One of our main goals is to increase the integration of African descent and indigenous peoples into policies, programs and public projects in the region.
  • 5
    Latin America and the Caribbean has 8% of the world's population but 31% of homicides. The causes of crime are multidimensional, but rapid urbanization and weak institutions are key factors.

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