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Labor and Pensions

Through its Labor Markets and Social Security Unit, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) promotes more and better jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB strives to advance the goals of poverty reduction, equality of opportunities, and higher productivity through employment services and better training, improved design and reach of social insurance, and better labor market analysis and information. In order to achieve these goals, the IDB currently focuses on analytical work and projects in the following four main areas: Intermediation, Labor Training, Social Security and Labor Migration.

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Paraguay joins the Longitudinal Social Protection Survey

Paraguay started the first round of data collection for the Longitudinal Social Protection Survey (LSPS) today, February 23rd 2015. This survey will measure the status of social security and pension system in the country. Thus, Paraguay has become the fourth country to create this survey, along with Colombia, El Salvador and Uruguay.

Feb 23, 2015.

How to protect workers while creating good jobs

The Inter-American Dialogue will host a special roundtable discussion marking the release of Social Insurance, Informality, and Labor Markets: How to Protect Workers While Creating Good Jobs.

Feb 9, 2015.

Brazilian state of Ceará will expand coverage of social services and employment opportunities

The Brazilian state of Ceará will expand coverage of social services and job opportunities with a $50 million loan from the IDB.

Dec 19, 2014.

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    A Door to Employment

    One out of four clients of the National Employment Agency of the Dominican Republic (SENAE) land a formal job with the help of labor intermediation and training services.
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    Honduras Promotes Youth Employment

    Thanks to an innovative program called PROEMPLEO, a collaborative effort between the private and public sector in Honduras, it has provided more than 9,600 jobs for young people where they were once interns.
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    Youth and Employment

    More than 57,000 low-income Dominican young people have received labor training to access a better job. The evaluations have improved the effectiveness of the Youth and Employment Program in the Dominican Republic.
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    The Age of Productivity

    A new IDB study highlights the need to enhance the efficiency of the service sector and the production chain of small enterprises in order to foster growth in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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    The Age of Productivity

    Complete proceedings of the Cancun press conference which launched the 2010 Development in the Americas (DIA) publication.
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