The news of the day typically brings examples of how we continue to treat men, women, and those who identify as non-binary differently. These serve as constant reminders of the pervasive challenges we face as societies in our pursuit of gender equality. The IDB’s latest sector publication, the Gender and Diversity Sector Framework, quantifies the sizeable gender gaps that the … [Read more...] about IDB Lab: 30 Years Innovating to Advance Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean
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What If There Were 100 Women in Latin America and the Caribbean?
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?
Three key ingredients to achieve gender equity and growth
Closing the gender gap represents an untapped potential for growth, as well as creating opportunities for women in the region to achieve their full potential in their personal and professional lives. In a recently published book by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that gathers evidence for countries in the Southern Cone - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay … [Read more...] about Three key ingredients to achieve gender equity and growth
Supporting women’s leadership in my workplace
Why should we support women's leadership? The answer is quite simple: because more women in leadership positions strengthen and increase the growth of companies and organizations. Evidence indicates that more women in the workplace, including directive boards, benefit group dynamics and give more diversity to decision-making processes. The outcome are more productive companies … [Read more...] about Supporting women’s leadership in my workplace
What would a region without gender gaps look like?
International Women's Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the gender gaps that persist in Latin America and the Caribbean. With a labor force participation 27% lower than men's and a wage gap of 18%, these figures are the tip of the iceberg of deeper structural problems. The pandemic has undoubtedly helped to deepen these gaps. Countries face unprecedented challenges … [Read more...] about What would a region without gender gaps look like?