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IDB will reward innovative uses of digital tools in the face of COVID-19

Seventh edition of the Gobernarte award: subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean will be able to apply and send their proposals before November 1

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launches the seventh edition of the “Gobernarte: The Art of Good Government - Eduardo Campos Award” contest, which will reward the best innovative initiatives of subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Gobernarte aims to identify, document and, ultimately, reward those experiences in subnational public management in the countries of the region. The contest places special emphasis on recognizing the innovation, social inclusion, or sustainability behind the selected initiatives with a view to supporting their dissemination throughout the region and encouraging other governments to learn about and eventually incorporate successful management experiences.

This year the IDB seeks to recognize innovative governments that are fostering collaboration, collective intelligence and digital tools to ensure the continuity of public management and public services in the context of social distance limitations triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.

Initiatives may be nominated by governments of the second level (state, provincial, or regional governments) or third administrative level (municipal or local governments) of IDB borrowing countries. Alliances with national or sub-national governments with civil society groups, private sector entities, or academic centers will be accepted. Proposals and supporting documents can be submitted from Tuesday, September 1, 2020, free of charge, through the website

Initiatives must be submitted by the teams responsible for the design by November 1, 2020.

The technical evaluation of the proposals will be done by a panel of international experts. The panel will select a total of six initiatives: two from second level governments, two from third level administrative governments with more than one million inhabitants, and two from third level administrative with less than one million inhabitants. The winning governments will be announced on December 1, 2020.

All the information about the application process, the requirements and rules of the contest will be available on the website Any questions can be made by emailing

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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