Climate change constitutes a threat to sustainable development, prosperity of all countries, and presents a significant challenge to ending extreme poverty. Recently, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) issued a report called Global Resources Outlook 2019, noting that historical and current patterns of natural resource use are generating increasingly negative impacts … [Read more...] about Opening up climate agendas: three international good practices based on access to information
Open Badges establish a common framework for recognizing achievements and competencies between employers, professionals and educational providers. We have explored the basics of Open Badges as a solution for showcasing the skills of the future of work. These badges are displayed as a digital symbol that can be posted on a … [Read more...] about Building learning pathways with digital badges
In the coming years, we will pass from the digital era to the quantum era. This article presents the basic elements of quantum computing, one of the technologies with the most disruptive potential. The digital transformation is changing the world faster than ever. But would you believe that the digital age will soon give way to the quantum era? Digital literacy has been … [Read more...] about How does quantum computing work?
Through its second year, the IDB initiative continues to pioneer a vision of the catalytic potential of open source software in Latin America and the Caribbean, while also changing the way development institutions approach technology projects through open-source collaboration. Today, the IDB celebrates two years since the launch of its Code for Development platform. This … [Read more...] about Code for Development: celebrating two years of opening software to the public
What was once developed for research on academic services in Latin America and the Caribbean, today responds to needs even in New York, where the reuse of this particular tool has supported improving the access and efficiency of health services. In Washington, D.C., Rodrigo Azuero, fiscal management specialist of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), created … [Read more...] about How an open-source algorithm was reused to improve health services in New York City