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IDB World: Schools during COVID-19, Silver Economy, Women in the Workforce

We present three selected blog posts from the IDB Group, on school attendance during the pandemic, the silver economy of the elderly and the new reality of women in the region’s workforce.

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More Female Role Models & Fewer Matildas

Matilda J. Gage was a women’s rights activist from the US. The campaign named after her, #NoMoreMatildas, seeks to give visibility to those female scientists that history pushed into the background, looking to encourage women to take on science-related studies.

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Ten Good Things That 2020 Left Behind

Let's have a look at ten good, non-transient things from this year that are here to stay.

Five Ways Impact Management
Five Ways Impact Management Can Jump-Start Latin America & the Caribbean's Recovery

“Build back better” or “build forward better” — no matter how you phrase it, turning mounting investor interest in sustainable and impact investing into action is a must for any COVID-19 recovery scenario. Impact management is another key to making sure this push to action is done both effectively and with integrity.

3 Myths about Public Private Partnerships
3 Myths about Public Private Partnerships

People newly engaged with PPPs often hold strong beliefs about them. Some of them are just plain wrong.

Think Sustainable Network: Sustainable Finances and Investment for Change
Think Sustainable Network: Sustainable Finances and Investment for Change

Sustainable finances and investments incorporate issues of governance, the environment and social reality when long-term decisions are made. However, in order for sustainable thinking to spread like wildfire over the financial markets and for companies to base their long-term measures on sustainability, it is essential for decision-makers – senior executives – to be committed to this trend based on an understanding of the financial instruments they can use and the challenges they will face when incorporating this line of work in their companies.