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IDB launches new gender and diversity initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean

The GDLab will promote, lead and finance high impact research that helps achieve a more inclusive and equitable society in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Washington, D.C. – In order to close gender gaps and promote inclusion, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has created the GDLab, a new gender and diversity initiative to generate knowledge that allows achieving more equitable and inclusive societies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Through donations and its own resources, the initiative will finance rigorous research that helps design solutions to promote the closing of gaps faced by vulnerable populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The region is one of the most unequal in the world and has a long history of exclusion and discrimination towards indigenous peoples, African descendants, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

The GD Lab will address the challenges of gender inequality and the exclusion of diverse populations in the dimensions of work and migration; gender violence; education and health; entrepreneurship; science, technology, engineering and mathematics, information technologies and communication; leadership; environment; and measurement and research methods.

The GDLab, in addition to giving continuity to more than two decades of cutting-edge research that the IDB has carried out on gender and diversity issues, is a project open to the collaboration of any person or entity (governments, universities, companies, among others) who wants to contribute.

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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.


Bachelet,Pablo A.

Bachelet,Pablo A.
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Andrea Ortega

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