AWARD WINNERS

AWARD WINNERS

Juscelino Kubitschek

Previous winners

Winners of the Fourth Edition

Economics and Finance

Fonkoze (Haití). Fonkoze has fostered social inclusion in Haiti for the last 20 years. It includes Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze (SFF), the country’s largest microfinance institution and the Fonkoze Foundation, which provides complementary education, health and business development services to SFF clients and members of the community. SFF’s objective is two-fold: to lift Haitian families and communities out of poverty and move them towards financial independence. SFF is also committed to extending services to the most vulnerable communities in Haiti leveraging and integrating innovations – such as mobile phone technology- to reach additional clients; and build a fully Haitian organization by placing Haitian nationals on the Board and in key leadership positions. Fonkoze has 200.000 active depositors and 60.000 borrowers, most are located in rural areas and are served by its national banking network.
It has played a key role in providing capital to small businesses and has fostered savings and entrepreneurship among women. Fonkoze has developed “Boutik Santé,” a social franchise initiative that expands access to basic health products and services in rural areas while serving as a source of income for its clients, who then become franchisees.

Social, Cultural and Scientific

The Social, Cultural and Scientific award was shared by two recipients:

Instituto Promundo (Brazil). Instituto Promundo’s main objective is to promote gender equality and violence prevention by creating innovative programs focused on various age groups, including children, youth and adults, particularly women. It has been in existence for 18 years and currently operates in nine countries in the region including Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua.
In Brazil Promundo has helped 104,000 people, including 2,100 teachers and 4,000 students alone in the “Promovendo a Igualdade de Gênero nas Escolas Program” (PEGE). Internationally it counts 10,000 education and health professionals from 22 countries as participants.
Promundo creates, innovates and experiments with new methodologies that are validated by health and education professionals and community members to ensure the success of their interventions/models and replication internationally by other institutions. Its models have been recognized in the past by NFPA, UNICEF, the World Bank and PNUD.

Fondo Ecuatoriano Populorum Progressio (Ecuador). Fondo Ecuatoriano Populorum Progressio – Ecuador Fondo Ecuatoriano Populorum Progresio’s (FEPP’s) main objective is to foster the development of rural and marginalized urban populations (indigenous, afroecuatorians, montubios and mestizos). FEPP has existed for 45 years and coordinates its programs with 2.175 grassroots organizations and supports 144.000 families or approximately 724.000 people in 21 provinces and 92 cantons in Ecuador. It has pioneered and generated significant replicable impact on securing property rights and land stewardship and in supporting community microfinance.
As a result of its work, local financial structures have emerged across the country, they perform financial intermediation, provide services to members and contribute to local development. These 18 provincial financial networks have united into a national network (RENAFIPSE). FEPP has received several international awards for their work in agricultural microfinance from the UNDP (2003), the Italian social associations (2002 and 2004), and the Presidency of Ecuador (National Order of Merit).

Honorific Awards

Economics and Finance

Acción Emprendedora (Chile). It serves entrepreneurs to create opportunities, improve abilities and generate employment to alleviate poverty in Chile. During 13 years, Acción developed numerous projects in favor of young vulnerable people with the aim of creating training programs dedicated to reinforce entrepreneurs’ abilities and skills.

Fundación PROFIN (Bolivia). It’s a nonprofit foundation that develops, facilitates, and promotes comprehensive financial innovations for development, seeking to link financial and nonfinancial services to boost productivity, income, and employment for small producers. It aims to the financial inclusion of the most disadvantaged segments of the Bolivian population

Social, Cultural and Scientific

Young Marine Explorers (The Bahamas). It is a non-profit environmental organization committed to providing transformational educational experiences to Bahamian youth. They use the marine environmental to educate and inspire youth to become the leaders prepared to address the social, economic and environmental challenges of The Bahamas.


The Selection Committee, chaired by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno met in Washington, DC on November 9–10. Former Ibero-American Secretary-General Enrique V. Iglesias served as its Secretary. The Committee members included: former President of Ecuador, Osvaldo Hurtado; former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson; the Governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis Maria Linde; United Nations diplomat, Paulo Pinheiro; the Chief Executive of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Hiroshi Watanabe; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, Billie Miller; the Coordinator of the Contemporary Amazonia Program (AmazonIEA), Maritta Koch-Weser; Nicaraguan writer, Gioconda Belli; and Bernardo Toro, Advisor to the Avina Foundation.

Winners of the Third edition

Economics and Finance

Caribbean Center of Excellence for Youth Entrepreneurship  (Barbados) CEYE is an innovative, one of a kind regional mechanism, which helps to entrench the philosophy of entrepreneurship into the psych of Caribbean youth and women, accelerating the culture of entrepreneurship, thus making it a natural school to work transition choice. The CEYE is a not-for-profit company founded to advance a redefined sustainable development agenda in the Caribbean. This is an initiative, borne out of an increasing demand by Caribbean countries wanting to provide decent work for their youth and women populations utilizing best practices and innovative, on-traditional strategies and tools

Social, Cultural and Scientific

he Social, Cultural and Scientific award was shared by two recipients:

Associação de Ballete Artes para Cegos  (Brazil) The Association has existed since 1995 and is recognized worldwide for pioneering a method developed by ballerina and physiotherapist Fernanda Bianchini. Through "contact" the visually impaired learn to dance Ballet gracefully, like any other beautiful dancer. The Association offers ballet classes free of charge for the blind and disabled of all ages. With these courses, the students' posture, balance, spatial perception, and self-esteem improve, and barriers and prejudices are broken down.

Instituto Nicaragüensede Cultura Hispánica  (Nicaragua) The Instituto Nicaragüense de Cultura Hispánica [Nicaraguan Institute of Hispanic Culture] (INCH) is recognized as a prestigious institution in the country. In the 54 years since it was founded (1959-2013), with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation and recently with a supplementary item from the General Budget of the Republic, it has become a bedrock of cultural promotion in Nicaragua.

Honorific awards "Recognition of excellence" and special mentions

Social, Cultural and Scientific

Cauce Ciudadano, Mexico

Comitê para a Democratização da Informatica - Seção Bahia (CDI), Brazil

Chaired by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno, the selection committee met in Washington on 18 and 19 November. Ibero-American Secretary-General Enrique V. Iglesias served as secretary of the committee. This year’s committee members were former President of Ecuador, Osvaldo Hurtado; former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson; current Governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis Maria Linde; former United Nations diplomat, Paulo Pinheiro; Chief Executive of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Hiroshi Watanabe; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, Billie Miller; Mexican writer, Angeles Mastretta; Nicaraguan writer, Gioconda Belli; and from Colombia, analyst on the Advisory Board of the Avina Foundation, Bernardo Toro.

Winners of the second edition

Economics and Finance

The Economics and Financeaward was shared by two recipients:

Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento-CIPPEC(Argentina) 
Founded in Buenos Aires in 2000, CIPPEC works for a just, democratic and efficient public sector to improve the lives of people. CIPPEC analyzes and promotes public policies to foster equity and growth in the region, helping strengthen and develop the institutional capacity of public agencies and community organizations through its interactions with policymakers.

Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social - FUSADES (El Salvador)
Created in 1983 in El Salvador by a group of independent entrepreneurs and professionals with a vision to improve the economic and social conditions of Salvadorans, FUSADES set out to become a highly credible think tank dedicated to economic and social progress through sustainable development under a democratic system and individual liberties. FUSADES carries out research to promote public policies aimed at economic, social and institutional development.

Social, Cultural and Scientific

The Social, Cultural and Scientific award was shared by two recipients:

Instituto Mexicano de Investigación de la Familia y PoblaciónIMIFAP(México)
Founded in Mexico in 1985 by a group of social psychologists in order to pursue the investigation of sexual health issues, IMIFAP set out to create and implement programs that contribute to sustainable human development by empowering individuals to take control of their health, their productivity and their lives. IMIFAP develops programs to promote the skills and abilities of people and sustainable human development, with emphasis on gender issues, so that individuals take responsibility over their own health, productivity and lives, through integrated development and community development programs.

Proyecto Salesiano Chicos de la Calle Guayaquil(Ecuador)
The Salesian order started working in Ecuador in 1888 to address the needs of poor young people through quality education and vocational training. Inspired by the values of the Gospel, they sought to form “honest citizens and good Christians.” The street children project works with at-risk children and youths in seven Ecuadoran cities, offering them services to improve their education, shelter, social services, counseling, vocational training and employment opportunities.

Honorific awards "Recognition of excellence" and special mentions

Economics and Finance:              

Pro Mujer (USA)           

Grupo ACP Inversiones y Desarrollo (Perú)

Social, Cultural and Scientific:     

 Fundación Carvajal (Colombia)     

Un Techo para mi País (Chile)

Cemex México S.A. de C.V. received a special mention for its social corporate responsibility work.

Winners of the first edition

Economics and Finance

ACCION Internacional (Latin America and the Caribbean)This microfinance pioneer, founded in 1961, provides financial tools, such as microloans and business training, to enhance the living conditions of the poor, helping them to climb the economic ladder.

Social, Cultural and Scientific

The Social, Cultural and Scientific award was shared by two recipients:

FE Y ALEGRÍA (Latin America and the Caribbean)Established in 1955, this organization works primarily in comprehensive education for low-income populations and social welfare. It targets poor or excluded sectors, to strengthen personal development and social involvement. It has a network of more than 1,600 support centers, with 2,700 service units including schools, radio stations, and distance learning centers.

VAGA LUME (Brazil)Vaga Lume carries out cultural and educational projects in rural communities in the Amazon, primarily promoting reading, writing, and oral expression. Its vision is one of cultural exchange to forge ties and carry out learning that strengthens each individual and society.

The “Juscelino Kubitschek Award of Merit for Regional Development in Latin America and the Caribbean” was first awarded in 2009 to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Inter-American Development Bank and to recognize the work of organizations and institutions in the two award categories: “Economics and Finance” and “Social, Cultural, and Scientific”.

This award pays homage to Juscelino Kubitschek, the visionary politician who envisaged the creation of a multilateral institution to forge North-South ties in the Hemisphere, in order to further development in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 1959 his vision became reality with the creation of the Inter-American Development Bank, which today is the largest source of lendingdevelopment in the region.

In the first award edition, 144 nominations were received from 22 countries in the Americas and Europe. The winners of the first award were announced in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

The Award Ceremony was held on November 30, 2009 in Estoril, Portugal, during the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, at which Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the IDB, accompanied by Luis Filipe Marques, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, and Enrique V. Iglesias, Secretary-General of the Ibero-American Secretariat, presented this award in recognition of the work of regional institutions for economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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