At the end of 2022, the Boards of Executive Directors of the IDB and IDB Invest approved the formation of a Working Group on Gender, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (GDEI). They recognized the group as an opportunity to improve development outcomes by striving for equal representation, voice and rights – especially given the fact that over the past decade, women have held an … [Read more...] about A New Push for Gender, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Boards of IDB and IDB Invest: Why It Matters
Eliza Reid, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and first lady of Iceland, the most gender equal country in the world, wants us to move past the discussion of “why do we need gender equality?” to “how do we achieve this goal?”. This is a question that Icelanders have already fully integrated in their day to day life. For the last 13 years, Iceland has ranked first in the World … [Read more...] about Interview with Eliza Reid: what is it like to be the first lady of the most gender equal country in the world?
The acceleration of technologies and climate change related challenges have significantly changed the way we live, and the labor market is not staying behind. How can we leverage on these changes to promote more and better work for women? At the recent Regional Policy Dialogue “Accelerating digital and green talent for 21st century women” organized by the IDB, we sought to … [Read more...] about Green and digital: Two big trends that will change the labor market for women
Almost half of Latin America and the Caribbean countries have a Ministry for Women. But do we need them? The short answer is yes. But the reality is more complex. While the mission of these ministries is essential for the countries’ development, they often face significant obstacles in fulfilling their functions. In a new GDLab policy brief, the IDB's Gender and Diversity … [Read more...] about Ministries of Women: Why we need them