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?
Lessons learned can be defined as the knowledge acquired about a process or various experiences, through reflection and critical analysis of its results, and of the factors or obstacles that affected its success or encourage its failure. This concept allows us to identify cause-effect trends coming from a specific context and suggest practical and useful recommendations for the replication of this recently-acquired knowledge in new but similar scenarios.
This tag brings together all the articles in Abierto al Público that share lessons learned based on the IDB's experience in implementing development projects and creating knowledge products. This is vital for generating more open knowledge and making decisions that are appropriate and timely for social and economic development.
How to leverage partnerships to share knowledge about the SDGs
How many times have we had an idea, tried to carry it out and desisted because we need something to achieve our goal? I would dare to affirm that, on a personal level, when we have executed them successfully, it is because we found support. The same happens to organizations. In 2015, the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Agenda 2030 marked a key … [Read more...] about How to leverage partnerships to share knowledge about the SDGs
How Veracruz replicated the platform that opens public works
In the city of Veracruz, Mexico, the City Council implemented an open source platform that originated in the city of Buenos Aires. In this post, the team from Veracruz recounts their learning from adapting the tool to their local needs during implementation. Veracruz Obras has become yet another open-source digital tool for the Veracruz City Council that contributes to … [Read more...] about How Veracruz replicated the platform that opens public works
How to make the most of the IDB’s Code for Development platform
Have you ever started looking for software or a digital tool to strengthen a project? Or have you thought about hiring the development of a new tool to solve a challenge? If so, the new code.iadb.org can help you. The IDB launched the Code for Development initiative in early 2017 precisely to serve teams that seek to incorporate software into their responses to the challenges … [Read more...] about How to make the most of the IDB’s Code for Development platform
Getting the most out of your open source software initiative
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