What is the IDB doing in sports?
Sports – a Youth Development Tool
An estimated 53.51 percent of young people aged 13 to 23 in Latin America and the Caribbean are currently not enrolled in school, and 16.12 percent of 15- to 24- year-olds are unemployed.
Given sports’ proven ability to engage, motivate, train, and retain youth in programs, the IDB and MIF have integrated sports into their youth development activities.
The multifaceted Sports for Development initiative uses sports to provide marginalized youth with the tools they need to take optimal advantage of social and economic advancement opportunities, and become more productive members of society. The results have a transformative effect improving the well-being not only of the individuals involved, but of their communities as well.
One of the initiatives key areas of emphasis is in helping young people to develop teamwork skills and enhance their employability, thereby boosting their self-esteem. Other social and economic development benefits gained through sports programs include promoting conflict resolution, violence prevention, health and wellness, and social inclusion skills.
QuizUp trivia game and the IDB team up to promote climate change awareness. Dec 1, 2014
Governments of Uruguay and Korea, IDB, Celeste Foundation to work on prevention of youth violence through sports
Governments of Uruguay and Korea, IDB, Celeste Foundation to work on prevention of youth violence through sports. Mar 19, 2012
Multilateral Investment Fund uses sports and culture in youth training programs to boost employment opportunities in Latin America. Mar 15, 2012
- Regional. Sports as a Tool to Improve Youth Employement. Mar 10, 2010
- Regional. Support for Social Inclusion Programs for Youth through Soccer. Dec 16, 2008
- Paraguay. Program for Children Inclusion Through Soccer. Aug 3, 2006