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IDB launches call for public innovation in migration and against human trafficking

Subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean may apply for the 8th edition of the Gobernarte award and submit their proposals before September 16, 2022

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the eighth edition of the competition "Gobernarte: the art of good government - Pablo Valenti Award", which will reward the best innovative initiatives of subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Gobernarte seeks to identify, document and, ultimately, reward innovative and comprehensive initiatives in subnational public management of the countries of the region that improve citizen services by strengthening institutional capacity.

The competition especially recognizes innovation, social inclusion and the gender, diversity and sustainability approach, under the framework of the IDB's Vision 2025 and to supporting the dissemination of the selected projects throughout the region. The idea is that other governments learn about and, eventually, incorporate successful experiences of management and strengthening of institutional capacity.

This year, the IDB will recognize innovative governments that are fostering collaboration, collective learning, and digital tools from a solutions-driven approach in two categories:

  • First category – Public innovation in the face of new migratory flows in Latin America and the Caribbean: Provide mechanisms for strengthening institutional capacity that guarantee the rights of migrants and returnees, such as access to education and public services, strengthening of information and registration systems, socioeconomic and cultural integration, the reduction of xenophobia, changes at the normative and institutional level, among others.
  • Second category – Public innovation against the crime of Trafficking in Persons in the region: Promotion of public innovation and institutional capacity against Trafficking in Persons, through services that seek to strengthen the detection, reporting and attention of this crime as well as intergovernmental coordination and coordination with various actors for the prevention and protection of potential victims and awareness raising for the general public, among others.

The initiatives may be submitted by governments of the second level (states, provinces, departments, regions and other denominations) or third administrative level (municipalities and other denominations) of IDB borrowing countries. Alliances with national or subnational governments with civil society organizations, private sector entities or academic centers will be accepted. Proposals and documents can be submitted from Monday, July 18, 2022, free of charge, through the website 

The initiatives must be submitted by the teams responsible for the design before September 16, 2022.

The technical evaluation of the proposals will be carried out by a panel of international experts. The panel will select a total of 6 initiatives: two (2) from governments of the second administrative level, two (2) from governments of the third administrative level with more than one million inhabitants and, finally, two (2) from governments of the third administrative level with less than one million inhabitants. The winning projects will be announced on October 10, 2022.

All information about the application process, the requirements and competition rules will be available on the website Inquiries can be made by email:

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region. 

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