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Closing the Dream Gap: the Key to an Inclusive & Equitable Education
Girls and boys begin to classify jobs according to gender at the age of six. At the age of 12, about 50% of girls aspire only to stereotypically feminine roles – this is the “dream gap.”
Honduras, Where Low-Emission Manufacturing is Made Possible
Manufacturing is one of the main money-making, job-creating sectors in Central America. The current prices of renewable energy and the adoption of efficient practices are starting to cut the path towards carbon-low manufacturing, a competitive edge that could lead to export markets.
Using Digital Payments to Push Financial Inclusion
Access to digital transactions leads to the financial inclusion of the unbanked, underbanked and vulnerable populations, while boosting the resilience and growth of micro, small and medium-sized businesses.
Boosting Financial Inclusion for the Most Vulnerable Through Social Bonds
Thematic bonds—and transparently measuring and reporting their impact—are a powerful tool for mobilizing resources and deepening financial inclusion for microenterprises within the most vulnerable groups of society who have yet to be served by the financial sector.
Boosting Sustainable Tourism to Promote Land Conservation
Sustainable tourism helps to finance land conservation efforts while preserving natural ecosystems. A recent initiative in Chile’s Torres del Paine national park is a great example of this.
Adaptation, the Climate Opportunity for the Private Sector
Investing in preventative adaptation solutions can be more effective and less costly for the private sector than a late response. The opportunities available to adapt to climate change remain largely unmet.
Three Ways to Protect the Sustainability-Linked Bond Market
The risks involved in sustainability-liked bonds often focus on insufficiently robust and ambitious targets and KPIs, improperly crafted incentives and structural loopholes. All these can be alleviated with better monitoring of issuers.
IDB World: Transportation Platforms, Inclusive & Resilient Housing Solutions, AI Testing
We present three selected IDB Group blog posts on transportation platforms, inclusive & resilient solutions for the housing deficit and AI testing.
Mobilizing Private Capital for Sustainable Infrastructure
Climate-related investments needed in the region through the end of the decade stand at between $470 billion and $1.3 trillion. Governments are unable to fund such amounts, so they are increasingly turning to the private sector to raise capital and relieve the pressure.