Gender | Indigenous Peoples | African descendants
Gender and Diversity Division: Areas of Action
IDB and Diversity
Latin America is one of the most unequal regions of the world. Among other factors, inequality is partly explained by the lack of opportunities determined at birth by race, ethnicity, and gender. The IDB has a long standing commitment to promote equity and social inclusion in the region.
The Bank created a Multi-donor Gender and Diversity Fund in 2009 and has approved a new Operational Policy on Gender Equality in Development, which calls for vigorous efforts to mainstream gender in projects and analytical work. It also calls for direct investment in projects that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The IDB proactively promotes social inclusion of African descendant communities and indigenous peoples as stakeholders in the development of Latin America and the Caribbean, through direct investments and the application of safeguards in IDB projects. Read more about Gender and Diversity >>
The IDB brings together 60 Latin American women in the workshop Trade in Action to be held in Nicaragua. Jul 24, 2013
IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund, Economist Intelligence Unit to Launch First Women´s Entrepreneurial Venture Scope Index
Multilateral Invesment Fund and Economist Intelligence Unit to report on women´s entrepreneurship Friday, July 25. Jul 18, 2013
IDB's President Moreno Keynotes Inaugural Caribbean Growth Forum in The Bahamas. Jun 27, 2013
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