Eight years ago, the IDB tried to illustrate what Latin America and the Caribbean would look like if it was populated by only 100 people. This exercise gave us a perspective on many aspects of the living conditions of the population in the region: from how diverse it is, to the lack of access to basic services that a substantial percentage of it suffers. On this … [Read more...] about What If There Were 100 Women in Latin America and the Caribbean?
The gender gap in mathematics is closing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Girls are on par with boys in most participating countries in the most recent regional standardized test. Yet, they continue to be underrepresented in courses and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Research often attributes the lack of women and girls in STEM to … [Read more...] about Beating the Odds! New Evidence on how to Get Girls into STEM Careers
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Women remain underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) despite extensive efforts across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to increase their participation in these fields. IDB research finds that women are significantly underrepresented among engineering, IT, industry, and … [Read more...] about Let’s change perceptions about Women and Girls in science and other STEM