Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming us and transforming our world. While its applications are broad and can contribute to solving complex problems, such as detecting diseases and identifying abusive and violent virtual content against girls and women, there are also many dilemmas that arise in its use. Among the concerns are the gender biases present in these advanced … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence and Gender Equity: a Reflection of Our Societies
Environmental and Social Safeguards
Latin America and the Caribbean is facing a convergence of risks that threaten the delicate relationship between human health and ecosystem health due to antimicrobial resistance. Having an integrated health approach from the early stages of a project's lifecycle allows us to prevent the exposure of populations and ecosystems to the risks and impacts arising from these … [Read more...] about An invisible enemy: antimicrobial resistance and its impact on the health of humans, animals and ecosystems
Imagine that you are planning next year's budget and identifying the projects to be contracted. The community is excited about the upcoming projects. Construction gets underway, but before long, you must deliver unwelcome news—these projects will require more time and prove more expensive than originally anticipated, leading to considerable dissatisfaction among the population. … [Read more...] about Why are technical studies key in the feasibility stage of infrastructure projects?
Digital transformation is unstoppable and governments around the world are keeping up with this trend. They are adopting innovative technologies to improve public services, foster citizen participation and ensure greater transparency in decision-making. In order to maximize benefits and avoid negative impacts, these digitization processes must be accompanied by measures to … [Read more...] about Digital government driven by ESG: sustainable and inclusive public services
Indigenous peoples have achieved recognition of their rights in multiple international instruments (e.g., ILO Convention 169, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) and national legislation. This recognition includes the self-determination of these peoples and their forms of governance, understanding them as socially and culturally differentiated … [Read more...] about Promoting sustainable development in Indigenous communities