The world of technology is advancing rapidly, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are at the forefront. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) strongly believes in the advantages of using cutting-edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, deep learning, and transformers to enhance efficiency and productivity, increase inclusivity, and reduce emissions … [Read more...] about Leveraging the power of ChatGPT to produce innovative public policy
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Source of Innovation: Fostering innovation in water, sanitation and waste management in Latin America and the Caribbean
Adopting innovation at all levels in water and sanitation provision and waste management is key to overcoming the historical gaps affecting the most vulnerable in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recent studies by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) prove that innovation already plays a key role in the traditionally conservative water, sanitation, and solid waste … [Read more...] about Source of Innovation: Fostering innovation in water, sanitation and waste management in Latin America and the Caribbean
World Water Forum: Latin America and the Caribbean aim for a future with water for all
The World Water Forum is being held March 18-23 in Brazil’s capital, bringing together the sector’s top specialists. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was in charge of coordinating the Regional Process of the Americas, focusing on the continent’s water resources situation. The World Water Forum 2018 opened in Brasilia, Brazil, with a call to make quality water and … [Read more...] about World Water Forum: Latin America and the Caribbean aim for a future with water for all
A strategy for accountability in water and sanitation programs
Some ideas for a potential risk management strategy by Juanita Riaño and Marianela López Galdos, Office of Institutional Integrity Seguir a @jrl44 In our previous post we discussed the importance of understanding the vulnerabilities and weaknesses at the different stages of a water and sanitation program cycle. Here, we would like to look at potential strategies to help … [Read more...] about A strategy for accountability in water and sanitation programs
Our vital liquid, really?
This month we celebrate World Water Day and the United Nations has invited us to reflect on an increasingly meaningful question: What is water worth to you? Most, if not all, people would agree that water is invaluable. After all, there’s a reason it’s called the “vital fluid.” Sadly, we appear to be treating water as the exact opposite of that precept – and we’ve begun to … [Read more...] about Our vital liquid, really?