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Capacity Building Training Program at Scale: Improving Productivity in LAC
The main objective of this project is the strengthening of capacities linked with productivity improvement in the LAC region through Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). In the document of the Update to the Institutional Strategy 2010¿2020 (Annual Meeting 2015 in Busan) it is defined that one of the structural and emerging development challenges are Low Productivity and Innovation. This document states also that some factors behind the productivity lag are related to the characteristics of the labor force. Research and development (R&D) and workforce skills help to stimulate productivity growth via their effects on innovation and absorptive capacity. It¿s also demonstrated that high-level skills contribute more to productivity the closer a country is to the technological frontier . Capacity building programs directed to improve the productivity should be focused in the strengthening of technical and performance skills. The technical skills will be defined by the VSP sectors. For the performance skills INDES has identified three cross learning areas that have an influence in productivity: ¿ Management improvement: Training related to public or business management, hard skills (financial monitoring, planning, evaluation, etc.) and soft skills (communication, negotiation, leadership, etc.) ¿ Evidence based decisions and data literacy: Training related to data collection, database management, data analysis, impact evaluation or other related field. ¿ Technological orientation: Training related to the use of technology for improving institutions performance, as modeling tools, software, etc.

Project Detail



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Approval Date

October 15, 2015

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





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Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 470,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 470,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/OC-15219-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/OC-15219-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
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