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

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 15:05
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

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.

Paraguay to implement longer school day, Scholas methodology with IDB assistance

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 03:00
Finance program will includes educational innovations, with the first stage benefiting 664 educational institutions and 156,000 students The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million credit to finance a program that will help at least 156,000 students in the first and second cycles in Paraguay to improve their education by extending the school day from four to eight hours and implementing innovations such as the Scholas met

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.

How to improve math learning in public schools

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 03:00
With Such Bleak Math Scores in Paraguay, Do Methods Matter? The answer to the question posed in the title is a most definite yes. In Paraguay’s Cordillera province, you can see why. The best part of the day for preschoolers at Escuela Básica 201 is when the teacher plays Tikichuela. Students stand up and form a circle and then the music starts. They jump, they sing, they play with objects of different sizes and forms. And they count, in both Spanish and Guarani.

IDB announces partner institutions for the 2012 Cultural Development Program

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 03:00
Partner institutions include artistic and cultural institutions and organizations of the Civil Society The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has selected 50 partner institutions to receive financing and technical assistance for cultural development projects in 26 countries. These projects will receive grants under the Cultural Development Program, designed to support artistic and creative endeavors.

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.

IDB extends deadline for submission of proposals for Cultural Development Program

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 03:00
IDB Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean will receive applications for financing until February 24, 2012 The Cultural Center of the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) has extended the deadline for submission of small-scale cultural projects aimed at civil society institutions and organizations.