"We economists have realized that we must go beyond rationality,” says the IDB’s Carlos Scartascini. Indeed, experience shows that understanding human behavior is key to crafting more effective public and economic policies.
With the support of the IDB, Uruguay is pursuing an ambitious program to convert informal settlements into sustainable communities – and change the lives of their residents.
There are almost 34 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean whose births never entered the official record. How does legal invisibility affect their daily lives – and what is being done to correct it?
Look how Barbadian students from ages 16 to 18 are fostering skills that will allow them to easily move between countries, enhancing their chances of getting more and better jobs, while also experiencing multiculturalism.
How did two cities end up collaborating through a digital tool? Learn how Buenos Aires in Argentina and San Pedro in Mexico came together thanks to an innovative open source project.
The General Directorate of Employment in Paraguay went from processing paper resumes by hand to having one of the most advanced technological systems in the world. Learn how it works.
On March 15, more than one million young activists from 125 countries came out to protest with the same message: "It is time to act against the climate crisis". Many adults listened to them and everyday more of us are willing to support green solutions that protect the environment or reduce our carbon footprint ...
Did you know that a child's brain reaches 80% of the adult size between zero and three years of age? Or that 75% of the food that babies eat goes directly to the development of their brain?
Colombia, like most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, faces a significant challenge to its development: the so-called ninis, the name by which youth who do not work nor study are known ...