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Transnational challenges and regional development

Natural disasters, infectious diseases, trade disputes and drug dealing do not recognize regional borders. These transnational challenges require innovative responses in a global context. Regional banks like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) play an important role in promoting and implementing regional development projects.

These banks are in the privileged position of being able to concentrate on creating and implementing international development activities known as regional public goods, which national and local governments or participants in the private sector are unable to take on by themselves. Regional public goods such as waterways, pest control and clean rivers are items of value shared across countries.

Conference on regional public goods

The IDB and the ADB, in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will host the Regional Public Goods and Regional Development Assistance Conference on November 6-7 at IDB Headquarters.

The conference, open to the public, will enable academics, members of several multilateral development institutions, and representatives of government agencies, private companies and civil society organizations to exchange experiences and proposals to assess the design and strategies of regional development aid.

Additional information about the conference and how to sign up
Press release about the conference

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