We want your contribution: Access to Information Policy Update

The IDB is summoning the region to a public consultation for updating its Access to Information Policy. 

The ten elements of a meaningful stakeholder engagement process

A new publication summarizing key objectives, principles and elements of stakeholder engagement.

Engaging Citizens for Transparent Societies: How is the Caribbean doing?

The intersection between citizen engagement and transparency was the center of the conversation at this year's IDB Group-Caribbean Civil Society Meeting.

Technology as an ally in the revitalization of Indigenous languages

En Guatemala se unieron gobiernos y OSC para hacer posible la visibilización, enseñanza y preservación de los idiomas indígenas a través de las nuevas tecnologías.

Call for applications: financing for CSOs working with Venezuelans in Latin America and the Caribbean

El JuntosEsMejor Challenge ofrecerá financiamiento para un proyecto que mejore las vidas de venezolanos en la región.

Course: Road Safety for Latin America and the Caribbean

This online course will allow you to converse, exchange, and share best practices in the region and implement them in your city.

Making Global Progress in Responsible Investments

Civil Society is crucial for this type of investment, to mitigate risks and losses for the private sector.

Online course: Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

Individuals interested in the environmental sector can sign-up for this course that begins on September 24th, to learn how to conduct public consultations.

Towards a Deep-Decarbonization: The Case of Costa Rica

This ambitious plan has proven the value of understanding social variables: the knowledge civil society members have to share with governments and private sector.

Huari dialogue, hashtag dialogue and the new forms of #civicparticipation

An example of how dialogue is an instance for conflict transformation, public consultation, collaboration and partnerships. Continue reading to find out more.

Buriticá: A Story of Change

This story highlights the transformational and pivotal role of social leaders at inter-agency committees to ensure the private sector's success.

Exports, the Productivity Engine the Andean Region Needs

La baja productividad en las economías andinas en las últimas décadas puede explicarse, entre otros factores, por el escaso desarrollo del sector exportador.

How Latin American businesses can plug into the digital global economy

Thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, Latin America has become a leading player in animation & gaming

Have we reached the new world? From “fake news” to trust in a hyper-connected world

Information is more accessible than ever, but, as citizens, how can we tell if facts are truth? How do we use information as a tool for development?

Grant opportunity for CSOs from Brazil and Dominican Republic

The World Bank-led Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) launched its fourth Call global for Proposals to support social accountability initiatives

Civic participation and information: a relationship unprecedented in history

After concluding our yearly meeting about citizen engagement in Latin America, we reflect on the new trends we discovered in the region.

How to build a safe and inclusive neighbourhood for (and by) women?

In particular, the absence of women working as urban planners, architects, and engineers has led to the development of cities that are built by men and for men.

Partnership for SDGs – The case of Panama

Achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 is an ambitious objective that Panama and 150 other countries undertook to pursue on their way to a more inclusive and

Effective work with Indigenous peoples: How does my organization measure up?

Effective work with Indigenous peoples not only implies recognizing their rights but also their identity...

Shaping Smart Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

The rapid urbanization process observed in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), during the last decades has posed multiple challenges to the region and caused great contrasts

Promoting E-Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean

E-commerce is an opportunity to make the global trading system more inclusive. It allows micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to access new markets and consumers...

Times change, rules change: A new citizen engagement

To set the ground for an engagement with Civil Society that effectively contributes to the goals of reducing inequality and poverty, promoting productivity and innovation.

The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives

The uncertainty of the future of work naturally raises a number of questions. It is no wonder Argentina put it on the agenda as one of three priorities to be discussed at the ...

The impacts of shifting from print to digital textbooks

Education systems are rapidly moving toward greater digitalization.

Human-centric economy and Technological Innovation

The more technology can do, the more human-centric we are free to become.

How Latin American Countries Became World Champions of Happiness

8 of the 10 countries with the highest levels of positive emotion in the world are in Latin America.

Climate Policy: When the Expensive Options Make Sense

To stabilize climate change, we need to get to zero net carbon emissions by the end of the century. A key question then for policymakers is when and how to reduce emissions ...

A look into the future of the Extractive Industries Transparency from Latin America

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global standard towards good governance in the extractive industries.

New National Parks Can Help Latin America Tackle its Drought Problem

the creation of large protected areas, like the remarkable parks recently brought into existence, is urgent.

Caribbean: Digital Transformation & Natural Disasters

how can digital transformation help governments in general, and Caribbean governments in particular, become more resilient to natural disasters?

Minimum Wages and the Fight Against Inequality

Many policymakers say minimum wage hikes are crucial to reducing inequality. They look at Latin America and see abundant evidence, including the fact that in various countries ...

Successful solutions to gender and inequality in the region

Domestic violence and gender inequality remains to be a critical problem in the region.

Women lead the way to greater climate resilience

Climate change is already happening. Extreme weather events causing floods, droughts, cyclonic winds, and heatwaves occur more frequently and more violently than in the past...

Social Innovation: a tool to improve lives

Frente a la escasez de recursos, y las demandas cada vez mayores, la innovación se presenta como un factor determinante para el desarrollo.

The challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean facing Climate Change

The entire population is affected by climate change. A more sustainable world is the only way

Engagement Strategy with Civil Society

The IDB Group is in the process of updating its Strategy1 for the Relationship with Civil Society. The Strategy is based on the key change factors registered in the countries ...

The IDB Group and its engagement with Civil Society and Sustainable Development and Institutional role of CSO’s.

The institutional sustainability in CSOs' sector is a combination of resources, impact and organizational innovation, where the increase of capacity building is essential.

The IDB Group launch of WiConnect3: The Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean sustainable development

WiConnect3. A platform especially designed for Civil Society Organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean.