Inclusive and sustainable development requires innovative public policies, the successful implementation of which calls for institutions with technical and operational capacities to serve the common interest. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has identified four challenges that limit the technical and operational capacity of the State: inefficient bureaucracy, corruption, crime, and inadequate digital progress.
To support countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region in this undertaking, the IDB provides project financing, technical assistance, and advice to governments to promote management models and structures in the following areas:
- Transformation of public administration: The IDB strengthens the management capacity of public administration to improve the lives of citizens and enhance their trust in the State.
- Data and digital government: The IDB supports LAC governments in the design and implementation of digital transformation plans and initiatives to improve the efficiency and quality of the public services provided to citizens and businesses.
- Citizen security and justice: The IDB helps LAC countries tackle challenges of security and justice that affect the Rule of Law and, in turn, economic and social development.
- Transparency and integrity: The IDB supports transparency and integrity reforms aligned with international standards and enabled by digital technologies.