Coding bootcamps as a response to the shortage of digital talent in Latin America

August 05, 2019
A new publication of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) entitled “Disrupting Talent: The Emergence of Coding Bootcamps and the Future of Digital Skills”, explores the potential of bootcamps as a fast and effective alternative to solve the shortage of digital talent in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Government spending waste costs Latin America and Caribbean 4.4% of GDP: IDB study

September 24, 2018
Inefficiencies and fraud in procurement, civil service and targeted transfers could be as large as $220 billion a year Report includes policy recommendations to improve spending in healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety

Introducing the winners of the ALAS-IDB 2017 Awards

November 09, 2017
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

October 16, 2017
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

August 30, 2017
· 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

August 21, 2017
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.

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

December 21, 2015
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

September 22, 2015
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

July 29, 2014
“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?

March 13, 2014
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.