IDB promotes dialogue with civil society

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 03:00
The Bank approved this year a new set of guidelines that will improve the relationship between its 26 country offices and civil society. In addition, the IDB has given civil society greater access to voice its concerns and monitor Bank-financed projects through a new Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM).

IDB and Civil Society make progress with public consultations and work agenda at meeting in Guadalajara

Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and members of civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean agreed at their annual meeting on a roadmap toward increased transparency and more robust participation by social organizations in the activities of the Bank. The agenda was agreed upon during the Ninth Annual IDB-Civil Society Meeting, held in Guadalajara, on November 5 and 6. The Meeting was attended by the President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno.

Inter-American Development Bank named Best Multilateral by LatinFinance

Friday, November 7, 2008 - 03:00
LatinFinance, the leading source of financial market intelligence for the Latin American and the Caribbean, named the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as the best multilateral institution this year. LatinFinance praised the bank’s efforts to finance the largest ongoing infra-structure projects in the region, highlighting the bank’s innovative lending instruments.

IDB commits to civil society roadmap at Uruguay meeting

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 03:00
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Vice President for Countries Otaviano Canuto distributed today to the 26 Country Office Representatives, a copy of “Bridge for Development,” the roadmap adopted at the conclusion of in the Eighth Regional IDB-Civil Society Meeting.  The meeting, held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on October 17-18, was attended by the IDB’s top managers, as well as more than 130 representatives of civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean.

A new culture of accountability and transparency

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 03:00
An important challenge against corruption is taking root in Latin America and the Caribbean said Huguette Labelle, Chair of  Transparency International, at a conference titled “Beyond Words and Paper: Why the Americas Must Act Against Corruption.”

Invisible citizens

Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 03:00
By Charo QuesadaImagine a mother who does not know the number of children in her own family. Something similar occurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, where many governments lack accurate data about the populations they are supposed to serve. According to the article "The other desaparecidos," millions of Latin Americans and Caribbeans do not have an official identity. These are people who for some reason—typically poverty and the marginalization of their parents—never obtained a birth certificate or an identity card.

The other <i>desaparecidos</i>

Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 03:00
By Charo QuesadaOfficially, some 75 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean do not exist. Approximately 15 percent of the region’s residents do not possess a formal document that certifies their birth or otherwise establishes their identity.

The winning card

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 03:00
Remittances and a cross-border network of businesses, nonprofits, credit unions, microfinance institutions and other financial players are connected through a debit and stored-value card platform that has one very simple result: everybody wins. The business model, combining efficient use of technology with cheaper remittances transactions and better business for financial institutions, was presented at IDB headquarters by UCLA professor and successful entrepreneur Raúl Hinojosa.

The impact of the press on good governance

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 03:00
Unlike radio and television broadcasting or the Internet, the written press provides more detailed analysis of the news. It thus serves as a “ guide for citizens and authorities to attain good governance,” said the President of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), Alejandro Miró Quesada. Speaking at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, the Peruvian journalist and lawyer discussed the relationship between journalism and governance in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Keeping up with the Joneses

Monday, July 11, 2005 - 03:00
People with high incomes tend to be more satisfied with their situation than people with low incomes, according to many studies on the subject. But that does not mean that happiness is proportional to wealth. Not at all. According to new evidence presented at the IDB, what matters more to people than the amount of money they have is how much everyone else has. Relative wealth is what matters in terms of happiness, then.