Gender gaps in the Brazilian housing sector: 60% of the deficit lays amongst women-headed households Women represent over 52% of total population in Brazil. Between 2001 and 2015, the number of female-headed households increased by 105%, while male-headed households increased by just 13%, and the number of single-parent female-headed households grew by 28.3%, from 9 million … [Read more...] about Women in the Brazilian housing finance market
Today, March 8, we commemorate International Women's Day. Within the framework of this anniversary, the Housing and Urban Development Division (HUD) within the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) would like to share some good practices with a gender perspective, which seek to improve the lives of women in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This propose is … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day: From words to action
Inequality is a structural and persistent feature in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The cities of our region are, due to their great diversity and size, a living reflection of this problem. In this context, minorities (either because of their ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc.), are especially vulnerable and are often, on many … [Read more...] about How to foster the inclusion of Afro-descendant people in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean?
The expansion of informal settlements is one of the problems of Latin America and the Caribbean´s (LAC) cities. At least 25% of its population lives in one of them. Why does this phenomenon happen? Can it be reversed? Can technology help us reducing urban informality? In this blog we answer these questions, and, in addition, we will show how a project supported by the IDB … [Read more...] about Can Artificial Intelligence help reducing urban informality? Discover MAIIA, the new IDB software
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the most unequal region in the world. The crisis unleashed by COVID-19 has only deepened inequalities even further, including housing inequalities. According to recent data, 1 in 4 urban dwellers in LAC lives in an informal settlement. To try to tackle this problem, the IDB Office in Paraguay, with the support of the MUVH and the … [Read more...] about Collaborative strategies to tackle urban informality in Latin America and the Caribbean