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Civil society representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean to meet with the IDB Group to discuss sustainable growth

Gathering organized by the Inter-American Development Bank in the Dominican Republic Nov. 8-9 will examine climate change, gender and security, road safety and public health, as well as tax policy

***The event will be transmitted live via Livestream ***

Around 400 representatives of civil society organizations from 26 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in the Dominican Republic Nov. 8-9 for the XVI Annual Meeting of the IDB Group -Civil Society, to discuss proposals aimed at achieving sustainable growth in the region.

The meeting, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will examine a number of issues related to sustainable growth, including the impact of climate change; how the technological revolution can be harnessed to improve lives; links between gender and crime; road safety and its impact on public health; and the importance of equitable and efficient tax collection.

Through its offices located in 26 member countries throughout the region, the IDB consults regularly with non-governmental organizations and other representatives of civil society to obtain feedback on the Bank’s programs and learn from the beneficiaries themselves how programs might be improved. Once a year, representatives of these groups are invited to attend a regional gathering, which this year is being held in the Dominican Republic.

The meeting will be chaired by Alexandre Meira da Rosa, the IDB’s Vice President for Countries, joined by Flora Montealegre Painter, the IDB’s representative in the Dominican Republic, as well as top government officials.

Registration for the meeting is now closed, but the two-day event will be transmitted live via Internet, in English and Spanish.

***News organizations wishing to cover the event at the venue should send an email that includes the reporter’s name, job title, news medium and telephone to: ***

WHAT: XVI Annual Meeting IDB Group-Civil Society

WHEN: Nov. 8-9, 2016; opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 8

WHERE: Hotel Sheraton Santo Domingo, Gran Salón




About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Besides loans, grants and guarantees, the IDB conducts cutting-edge research to offer innovative and sustainable solutions to our region’s most pressing challenges. Founded in 1959 to help accelerate progress in its developing member countries, the IDB continues to work every day to improve lives.

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