Strenghthening the Central American Bank for Economic Integration

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

Training federal and state employees in Brazil

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

Job placement in Belize

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

Improving education in Panama

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

Brazil in three dimensions

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
Fifty-two pieces by 19 outstanding 20th century Brazilian sculptors have gone on display in the IDB Cultural Center Art Gallery and the IDB building's atrium.Including large-scale works, such as Maria Martins' 300-kilogram bronze Impossível, the exhibit "Brazilian sculpture from 1920 to 1990: a profile," is the most ambitious undertaking of the IDB Cultural Center to date, according to its director, Ana María Coronel de Rodríguez. The showing was produced with the collaboration of the office of the IDB's executive director for Brazil and Brazil's Washington embassy.

Money isn't everything

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
Despite the fact that Latin America has the worst income distribution in the world and high levels of poverty measured by income, the region compares favorably with other parts of the developing world when it comes to health and education. A new Human Poverty Index (HPI), produced by the United Nations Development Programme and published in the UNDP's Human Development Report 1997, shows that eight Latin American and Caribbean nations rank among the top 10 in a survey of the 78 developing nations for which there is sufficient information.

Management training in Guyana

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
LOANS Panama: $58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade. The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on making basic education more accessible and relevant to indigenous and rural communities with the participation of parents' associations.

The fruit of foresight

Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 03:00
Travelers flying over the arid flatlands of the Monagas and Anzoategui provinces in eastern Venezuela are often startled by the sight of an immense patch of green. They are looking at one of the world's largest tree plantations: close to 500,000 hectares of Caribbean pine. Owned by Productos Forestales del Oriente, C.A. (PROFORCA), a Venezuelan government company, the plantation is the product of an ambitious project that began nearly 30 years ago.

Credit, technology and agriculture

Sunday, June 1, 1997 - 03:00
Mention the name Norman Borlaug, and you will probably get a blank stare. How is it that this 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner--creator of the Green Revolution, a man credited with saving more human lives than any other person in history--is a virtual unknown except among fellow agronomists?

A high-technology incubator

Sunday, June 1, 1997 - 03:00
When Intel Corporation announced that it had selected Costa Rica as the site of a new $300 million microprocessor plant last November, many observers thought the Central American country had pulled off an incredible marketing coup.