Introducing the winners of the ALAS-IDB 2017 Awards

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 19:00
In a highly competitive edition, among the winners of the awards that celebrate educational innovation for early childhood development we find Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala. Washington, DC, Nov 9.

Shakira and the Inter-American Development Bank President present the ALAS-IDB 2016 Awards finalists

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 03:00
Washington, DC, Oct. 16.- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, international artist and education activist Shakira and the ALAS Foundation are joining forces again to recognize and reward the early-childhood education improvement and innovation champions in our region.

Latin America and the Caribbean faces critical skills gap, IDB study finds

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 03:00
· Despite spending more than 5% of GDP on education and skills programs, region lags many peer nations · Government actions key to forming workforce capable of dealing with future challenges MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Despite well-intentioned efforts, many government programs fail to provide Latin American and Caribbean children and adults with the skills they need to thrive, the Inter-American Development Bank’s 2017 flagship study finds.

The IDB and Miami Dade College select eighteen startups from Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida to participate in Demand Solutions Miami 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:58
Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host Demand Solutions Miami on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Eighteen startups in design, fashion, gastronomy, music and multimedia have been selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind conference that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship that improves lives.

High crime rates in the Caribbean require new evidence-based policy approaches - IDB study

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 03:00
Violence in the Caribbean is highly concentrated in certain neighborhoods and demographic groups The Caribbean region needs to redirect its anti-crime efforts in favor of more interventions that are evidence-based and targeted at high-risk individuals and geographic areas, with improved monitoring of police and justice systems, a study by the Inter-American Development Bank recommends.

IDB supports program to improve the quality of public education system and student learning in Chile

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 03:00
It will implement local educational management models in 30 regions of the country  Chile will launch a program to improve the quality of public education through the institutional strengthening of the sector’s administrative and pedagogical management, with the support of a $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

Chile will improve the relevance, quality and effectiveness of technical-professional education with IDB support

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 03:00
New program will develop institutional ways to bring together the actors involved and adapt offerings to the needs of the productive sector Chile will implement a program to improve the relevance, quality and efficiency of its technical-professional education system with a $90 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

GRADUATE XXI names Chilean winner of competition to fight school dropout crisis

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 03:00
“Supérate” (‘Out do Yourself’), a pilot project conceived by the Chilean Cristián Alberto González Verasay, has won an international competition held by GRADUATE XXI, which aims to get young people who have dropped out of school to resume their studies. GRADUATE XXI is an initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that works to keep secondary education students in Latin America from dropping out of school.

Who are the region’s high-growth women entrepreneurs and what motivates them?

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 03:00
A new study analyzes their characteristics and challenges The new study “WEGrow: Unlocking the Growth Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean,” finds that these entrepreneurs are opportunity-driven rather than necessity-driven, and that they mention economic independence, passion and creating jobs as their main reasons for launching their business ventures.

IDB, ALAS Foundation announce winners of early childhood development awards

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 03:00
A Mexican teacher, an illustrated book about a girl with autism, a center for children with HIV/ AIDS and a Brazilian NGO dedicated to improving the health of children from poor families won awards from the Inter-American Development Bank and the ALAS Foundation for their outstanding contributions to early childhood development.