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IDB to Unveil Study on Quality of Life in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will present an in-depth report into life satisfaction in Latin America and the Caribbean, which uses data from the Gallup World Poll and information commissioned by the Bank to complement the survey. The study is the latest edition of the Development in the Americas series, the IDB’s flagship publication.

About 40,000 people in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean were asked how they perceived key aspects of their lives including the quality of education, healthcare, housing and employment, providing some surprising and on occasion counter-intuitive responses.

IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will open the ceremony. IDB Chief Economist Eduardo Lora will comment on the findings of the study, which has important implications for policy-makers. Alejandro Foxley Chile’s Foreign Affairs Minister, and Carol Graham, Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy and Development at Brookings Institution, will also speak during the seminar and share their views about the study.


Report: “Beyond Facts: Understanding Quality of Life’’

When November 18th at 11 am (Washington DC time)

Where: IDB headquarters
           Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center
          1330 NW New York Avenue
          Washington DC 20577

Webcast (English) and report: http//

Dial-In (Translation into Spanish):  1-517-466-2153 (US number) participant’s code: 2153949

Interview requests should be directed to Romina Nicaretta at or Mildred Rivera at