Housing is a fundamental human right and a key factor for human development. However, many households in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face difficulty accessing adequate and affordable housing. One of them are those led by women, also known as female-headed households (FHHs). In a FHH, the primary breadwinner and decision-maker is a woman. They are more common than some … [Read more...] about How gender inequality affects access to housing credit?
Cities are critically vulnerable to climate change. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), one of the world's most vulnerable regions to climate change, cities are already facing the growing risks of water scarcity, sea level rise, and extreme weather events such as heat waves and floods. These climate events increase mortality and morbidity, cause asset and economic losses, … [Read more...] about Eight strategies to adapt our cities to climate change
Every day, many people find it difficult to move around their city, use public transportation, enter a building and even move independently in their own homes. Do you know why? Because the majority of public and private spaces are not accessible for people with disabilities. Building a housing stock that adapts to the needs of people with disabilities not only … [Read more...] about How to design a house considering the needs of people with disabilities?
For decades, the eradication of poverty has been the goal of Latin American and Caribbean countries. Even so, 32.1% of the population has an income below the poverty line and 13.1% below the indigence line. Measuring poverty is vital to eradicate it. Therefore, it is relevant to ask why the most widely disseminated data on poverty are based on income level despite the fact that … [Read more...] about How to measure urban poverty?: a multidimensional approach for segregated cities
In March, the IDB Group celebrates Women's Month and it is a good opportunity to highlight our work to contribute to an inclusive development model that allows us to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly as they relate to gender equality and inclusive cities. As a result of the IDB's commitment in this matter, the Bank was invited to participate, on March … [Read more...] about How does the IDB Group support the development of women in cities?