Now more than ever, we need to take advantage of collaborative methodologies when creating solutions for social and economic development. The Know How Now guide provides practical examples for shaping collaborative activities that can inform and take part in development projects. Today, most of the challenges we face are not for a person, or an entity, to create the solution … [Read more...] about Collaboration and knowledge sharing is key to creating inclusive and robust solutions
In the 21st century, having a university degree and/or a master’s degree is usually a basic requirement when applying to new jobs. The digital revolution encourages us to develop new skills and tools that help us become more competitive in our professional career growth. In addition, competing in the labor market is an increasingly demanding topic; if we do not … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Learn Online? Six Reasons to Click
People love heroes. We glorify individual strength, talent and good looks ... The truth is that, in the real world, nobody operates in a vacuum ... Once we start appreciating that knowledge isn't all in the head, that it's shared within a community, our heroes change. Instead of focusing on the individual, we begin to focus on a larger group.” (Sloman S. y Fernbach P., … [Read more...] about The Illusion of Development Superheroes
Open source software is an important knowledge asset. When treated as such, it can have a much larger impact. Organizations are increasingly working to share open source software they create and advocate the reuse of open source software. At the IDB we’ve been promoting the internal reuse of open source software as well as sharing it externally for over two years now, through … [Read more...] about Getting the most out of your open source software initiative
These teams found a way to overcome complex conditions to achieve development projects in their countries. Meet the 2019 finalists from eight projects of the IDB contest “Superheroes of Development”. The execution of development projects is as complex as the expected results. Endeavors such as the construction of roads, the universalization of health services, access to … [Read more...] about What can we learn from our Development Superheroes?