Delivering effective environmental, social and governance strategies in the global real estate sector is an increasingly important issue. In this blog we address the opportunities that lie ahead for Latin American and Caribbean cities through the delivery of social value in the real estate sector. Environmental, Social and Governance in Real Estate Sustainable property … [Read more...] about Delivering Social Value in real estate: An overdue discussion in Latin America and the Caribbean
Access to adequate housing is one of the universal human rights. Having access to quality housing improves the health, educational performance and family coexistence of citizens. At the IDB, we believe that all citizens must have access to decent housing, which is why we promote and work to expand access to public and private financing for services and access to housing for the most needy. How to promote more and better housing policies in Latin America and the Caribbean? Learn more by reading our blog and downloading this publication.
Among the challenges facing the sustainable development of our region, the issue of housing is, without any doubt, one of the most important, urgent, and complex. Housing is essential in our lives: can you really think about access to education or health when you have nowhere to live? In today's blog we go to Brazil, a country with a deficit of 5.8 million homes and more … [Read more...] about How to improve access to housing for the low-income population?
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) social exclusion has a clear gender component. Life expectancy among woman is always lower than that of men in the region, regardless their income and type of neighborhood. A recent study reveals that the life expectancy of women living in the lowest income neighborhoods of Santiago de Chile, Panama City, Mexico City, Belo … [Read more...] about Three Factors Barring Women from Accessing Housing Credit
More than a billion people live in informal neighborhoods around the world, also known as slums, barriadas or villas, or favelas in Brazil. These neighborhoods usually lack access to clean water and sanitation systems, and residents live in inadequate and overcrowded housing. In 1995, Favela Bairro (FB) program in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, aimed to connect these informal … [Read more...] about Favela-Bairro Upgrading Program: Assessing results 10 years later
On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified the new Coronavirus or nCoV-2019 as a pandemic. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), thousands of confirmed cases have already been reported, in almost all the countries of the region, and an increasing number of deaths. The number of cases, the number of deaths and the number of affected countries is … [Read more...] about 10 lines of action and 20 measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in informal settlements