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Modernization of the State
Modernization of the State

Building state capacity to strengthen rule of law, promote innovation and open governments to deliver better citizen services.

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Sector Framework Initiatives Projects at a Glance
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OUR VISION

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, we provide project financing, technical assistance, and advice to governments to promote management models and structures in the following areas: transformation of public administration, data and digital government, citizen security and justice, and transparency and integrity.

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. 

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Data and Digital Government

The IDB supports governments from Latin America and the Caribbean 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.

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Citizen Security and Justice

The IDB helps countries in the region tackle challenges of security and justice that affect the Rule of Law and, in turn, economic and social development.  

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Transparency and Integrity

The IDB supports transparency and integrity reforms aligned with international standards and enabled by digital technologies. 

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Fiscal Management for Inclusive Development

The IDB's Fiscal Division works closely with member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean strengthening their fiscal policy and management at both the national and subnational levels, to achieve equitable and sustainable growth.

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Costa Rica and Panama Inaugurate Innovative Border Crossing Backed by the IDB
The presidents of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, and of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, today inaugurated the Integrated Control Center in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica, which will process the crossing of goods and people entering the country from Panama.  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided...
February 20, 2024
Bolivia to Enhance Energy Efficiency of Street Lighting Systems with IDB Support
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $35 million loan to Bolivia to finance a program to make the country's public lighting systems more energy efficient. The program will benefit over 800,000 people in participating municipalities by improving the quality and efficiency of public...
February 12, 2024
Barbados to Complete Sustainable Development Policy Program with IDB Support
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$100 million loan that allows Barbados to continue modernizing its policies, laws and regulations as it strives to achieve sustainable development. The operation is the third in a series of three policy-based loans designed to enhance how...
February 07, 2024
IDB and Its Governors for Central America and Dominican Republic Discuss Common Goals
ANTIGUA, Guatemala – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a high-level dialogue during the 37th meeting of governors of IDB member countries of the Central American isthmus and the Dominican Republic on February 5-6 in Antigua, Guatemala. The gathering with ministers of finance and economy...
February 06, 2024

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A new global debate has arisen regarding the protection of personal data, involving one of the social media platforms that has experienced significant growth and popularity in recent years (according to Statista). Entry available in Spanish.

State Capacities and Climate Change: The Public Management of Complex Issues

Why are public policies related to education or health directed by a secretary or ministry, while those for climate change require a large team of entities? Entry available in Spanish.

What is the state of regulatory quality in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Let's imagine a day in our daily life. We wake up early to get ready for remote work, for which we need an accessible and reliable internet connection. Entry available in Spanish.

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A space for ideas and solutions on citizen security and justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

How to promote the use of scientific evidence to reduce crime and violence in the region?

The world is filled with public policies based on good intentions, but they don't always yield positive results, often squandering valuable public resources and sometimes even worsening the situation they aimed to address.

How to prevent child abuse to eradicate violence in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Preventing violence is a task that begins in childhood. According to the most recent statistics, two out of every three children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean are victims of child abuse or violent discipline in the home.

Human Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean: Multisectoral Responses to a Complex Crime

Human trafficking is a complex and hard-to-detect crime that affects nearly 50 million people, according to global estimates of modern slavery for the year 2021, representing an increase of 10 million people in the last five years.

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Financial Markets

Working with the public sector to design funding solutions that mobilize private investments and ensure inclusive and sustainable development. 

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Science, Technology and Innovation

Innovation is essential for more productivity and economic progress.

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