Latin America and Caribbean Need to Reduce Gender Gap in Digital Transformation

June 23, 2022
An Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and IDB Lab study reveals that 62% of representatives of major institutions and entities in the digital ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean think the digital gender gap is a problem in their respective countries. The same proportion believe that women have little participation in digital transformation processes because of a lack of skills and competencies.
2022-06-23

Closing Gender Gaps Would Trigger Strong GDP Growth in Southern Cone – IDB report

June 02, 2022
If all workplace barriers women face were removed, Southern Cone countries’ GDP could rise by as much as 4 percent to 15 percent, a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank says. In Brazil, if ethnic barriers were also eliminated, GDP could gain as much as 30%, according to the report Closing the Southern Cone Gender Gaps – an Untapped Potential for Growth, which was issued during an international webinar on the subject.
2022-06-02

Finalists from WeXchange’s Call for Proposals Pitch their Companies to Investors

May 16, 2022
IDB Lab’s WeXchange platform focuses on the growth of female STEM entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean
2022-05-18

Ecuador to promote sustainable and inclusive employment with IDB support

April 27, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $250 million loan to support economic recovery in Ecuador, focusing on strengthening the social protection system, female employment, and labor sectors linked to environmental objectives, also called "green jobs." Supporting the equal integration of women in the economy is one of the operation's priorities. The project will implement an Action Plan to increase female labor participation, reduce the salary gap, and promote female leadership in the country.
2022-04-27

Canada to Support IDB Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative

March 29, 2022
The Government of Canada will provide a CAD$1 million (US$798,000) in international assistance funding to the Gender and Diversity Lab (GDLab), the Inter-American Development Bank Group initiative dedicated to high-impact research to support a more inclusive and equitable society in Latin America and the Caribbean. Launched in May of 2021, GDLab promotes, leads and finances high-impact research to advance equality for gender and vulnerable populations.
2022-03-29

2022 Annual Meeting Inaugural Session Will Be Streamed Live on Monday, March 28

March 22, 2022
Registration is open to members of the media until March 25 The inaugural session of the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest Annual Meeting will be transmitted live on Monday, March 28 at 8:30 a.m. EDT (Washington D.C.).
2022-03-22

IDB Lab and WeXchange Launch New Call to STEM Women Entrepreneurs

March 21, 2022
The initiative, aimed at fast-growing women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be open until April 8. Those selected will have access to investors and to training at a bootcamp organized by Google.
2022-03-21

New Report Shows How Artificial Intelligence Affects Women’s Working Lives

March 15, 2022
A report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), OECD, and UNESCO studies the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) systems on women’s work opportunities. The study reveals that AI systems can have a gendered effect on labor, care, and domestic employment. Moreover, AI can promote stereotypes about women that impact opportunities to reskill and upskill as well as pathways to STEM-related careers.
2022-03-15

Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic are Recovering, but Face Challenges

March 14, 2022
According to the latest IDB Group report, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic have already recovered pre-pandemic economic activity levels. During 2021 the IDB Group approved $3.38 billion in financing to support the productive sector, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, employment, value chains, and digitalization.  
2022-03-14

The IDB, Spain’s Ministry of Justice, and Casa de America Discuss Justice and Gender

March 11, 2022
An event held at Casa de America in Madrid was organized as part of International Women’s Day and explored how to work toward a more just, equitable future in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recently, a Memorandum of Understanding formalized cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Justice and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Event participants included Spain’s Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop; IDB Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer, Jessica Bedoya; Prosecutor from the Office of the Public Prosecutor for Violence against Women
2022-03-11