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 has created a Multi-donor Gender and Diversity Fund in 2009. The IDB 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 >>
IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno took stock of the Operational Policy on Gender Equality in Development, two years after implementation. Apr 9, 2013
IDB President, Luis Alberto Moreno joins action call to end Violence against Women on International Women’s Day. Mar 8, 2013
Leaders of the ADB, EBRD, IDB, IMF and WB have pledged close collaboration to support development and growth. Feb 27, 2013
- Planting Seeds of Peace in Manchay (05:20)
- Julie T. Katzman on Gender Equality (18:35)