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.

Argentina to implement urban integration, social and educational inclusion programs in Buenos Aires City with IDB assistance

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 03:00
More than 150,000 people will benefit from climate change resilient urban infrastructure and from spaces fit for living and working in the Barrio 31 settlement as well as from a more equitable education system in Buenos Aires City Buenos Aires City’s living, social and educational inclusion conditions will improve with a $250 million credit line for investment projects and with a $100 million initial individual loan approved b

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.

Argentina to enhance early education coverage with $200 million IDB loan

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 03:00
Project will benefit 70,000 children from vulnerable groups aged 0-5 years Argentina will seek to increase the scope of public services aimed at promoting the development of physical, language, communication, cognitive and socio-emotional skills of children age 0-5, with a $200 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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.

Inter-American Development Bank launches call for proposals for Improving Lives Grant in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:00
The deadline for proposals is April 27 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a call for proposals in an effort to identify 10 of the most inspiring and creative initiatives that address the challenges of the Latin American and Caribbean communities located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Improving Lives grant competition, organized by the IDB’s program of community relations, offers 10 grants of up to US$25,000.00 each to non-profit organizations that are implementing these initiatives.

IDB launches a multilingual education data portal to support improvements in learning

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 03:00
The Education Statistics Portal is the first website available in Spanish, English and Portuguese to contain comparable indicators and statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched CIMA, a website with education and statistics indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean that seeks to address the needs of policy makers, researchers, media, and civil society to monitor education systems in the region and inform the policies that contribute to their improvement.<

IDB releases short film on disability and education

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 03:00
Excerpt from The Empty Classroomwill be available online for free The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will release Hugo, a short film on educational opportunities for the disabled, on March 15. Hugo, directed by the Mexican filmmaker Mariana Chenillo, describes the story of a young man struggling to finish high school. The protagonist is like any other high school student; he goes to class every day and tries to master the subjects required for graduation.