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.

IDB study finds wide gender, ethnic wage gaps in Latin America

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 03:00
Afro-descendants, indigenous people earn 28% less than their white peers Males earn 17 percent more than females in the region when both have the same age, level of education Education is key to reduce ethnic wage inequalities in the region. Ethnic and gender wage differences remain significant in Latin America despite recent economic growth and policies aimed at reducing inequality, according to a newly released study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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.

Latin Americans Satisfied With Education, Despite Quality Challenges

Monday, October 27, 2008 - 03:00
Most Latin Americans are satisfied with public education even though students from the region lag behind their peers from Asian and developed nations in international achievement tests, according to a Gallup poll commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Social programs boosting early childhood development

Monday, April 30, 2007 - 03:00
More than 200 million children worldwide fail to reach their potential in adulthood because of deficits in cognitive development in early childhood, according to a recent study. A handful of recent papers suggest that Latin America and the Caribbean faces large deficits in cognitive skills among children.

A regional forum for science and technology

Wednesday, January 3, 2007 - 03:00
With the launch of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Network next April, the IDB is taking steps to promote science and technology, key components in the development agenda for the countries in the region, in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB has played a historically strategic role in this mission, financing this sector with more than US$2 billion. This figure would be doubled if the investments in higher education and agricultural research were also included.

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.”

Laptops for the Majority

Friday, June 16, 2006 - 03:00
What’s the best way to move entire towns from poverty to the middle class? Buy each and every child in the community a $100 laptop computer, said MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte at a recent conference launching the IDB’s new Building Opportunity for the Majority initiative. Negroponte is also founder and chair of One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit organization that is working on developing these $100 laptops for low-income children around the world.