These open-source tools leverage machine learning and crowdsourced data for urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean “We don’t have data on that.” We hear these words repeatedly while working on urban development projects with cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is problematic when we consider the region’s population is already 80% … [Read more...] about Presenting the Open Urban Planning Toolbox
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
The incorporation of environmental and social safeguards in development projects is sometimes a complex process. In the IDB we have used the methodology "What would you do?" to create a space for exchange, empathy and reflection, in order to generate conversations and strategies to help us better face the typical situations that can emerge in the course of a project. Imagine … [Read more...] about As a leader in Environmental and Social Safeguards, what would you do?
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