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?
Affordable housing is that in which citizens or families can live in security, peace and dignity. Although it is a right enshrined in Article 25 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, almost half of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still lacks access to it. How can this problem be solved? At the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), we are … [Read more...] about Six innovative alternatives to reduce the housing deficit in Latin America
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the housing demand is greater than the supply of decent housing. This is what is known as housing deficit. This deficit can be both quantitative and qualitative. The former measures the need of households for new housing. The qualitative deficit, on the other hand, is made up of housing units in poor condition and/or those that need … [Read more...] about How to reduce the housing deficit in Latin America and the Caribbean with inclusive and resilient solutions?
Jasmine lives in Ecuador. She is the head of the household, she is divorced and has 2 minor children under her care, one of them with an intellectual disability. For her and her children, the "Housing Solutions for Poor and Vulnerable Homes" program, for which they have received a subsidy for the construction of their home, has changed their lives. In the words of Jazmín: … [Read more...] about Improving Lives in Ecuador: Inclusive Social Housing