We promote social progress and economic growth by developing 21st century skills.  
We reinvest in the future generations of the Americas.
Vision 2025

SKILLS FOR LIFE

21st Century Skills are important
determinants of success

These skills are transversals because they are widely transferable to different settings and not specific to a job, task, sector, discipline, and occupation.

Essential
to human development

Necessary
to navigate healthy, productive and, happy lives

Reusable and transferable
from one field of life to another.

Not specifically related
to a particular job, task, field, discipline, or occupation


 

DISRUPTING EDUCATION

It is time for disruptive innovation

Traditional education is not enough to prepare people for rapidly changing labor markets, challenging environments, and increasingly diverse societies. To fill these gaps, non-traditional actors have led new trends in education and disrupted the markets. 


The power of curriculum to transform education

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A World of Transformation: Moving from Degrees to Skills-Based Alternative Credentials

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What Technology Can and Can’t Do for Education

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How Do Disruptive Innovators Prepare Today’s Students to be Tomorrow’s Workforce?

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SOLUTIONS

We shape talent through impactful interventions, programs, prototypes, and content at all stages of life.

We support significant connections between global trends in innovation in education, creativity, and the most disruptive ideas for improving lives. Learn how the IDB Group improve lives by developing #skills21 in the region.

DIGITAL

CITIZENSHIP

ART

SPORTS

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

MINDFULNESS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

PARTNERS

We work with partners to expand our impact

We improve the education ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean with our partners from the public and private sectors.

Behind the Camera: Creativity and Investment for Latin
America and the Caribbean Learnings from Conversations
with Key Players in the Audiovisual Sector.

This study assesses the present state of the audiovisual sector in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of increased demand resulting from the growth of streaming and national industries in the region. The book includes an assessment of audiovisual milestones while centering on current public policy debates and 21st-Century skills. After interviewing and conversing with nearly 100 emerging creators, producers, entertainment executives, government officials, and film association professionals, the book provides an overview of the main challenges and opportunities faced throughout the continent. The book includes a survey of 417 producers aimed at understanding the need for below-the-line (technical) and 21st century skills in LAC.

UPDATES

  • BLOG SERIES
    Zoomers, los zeros y la generación Z: habilidades para la evolución del trabajo

    2020-11-25

    Si algo ha dejado claro la pandemia provocada por COVID-19 es que no podemos hablar del “futuro del trabajo” como si fuera solo uno

  • PRESS
    Generación Covid: nuestra responsabilidad con el futuro de América Latina y el Caribe

    2020-11-23

    Es imprescindible combinar el conocimiento relevante y las habilidades con las necesidades del mercado laboral para no perder una generación de jóvenes

  • PRESS
    How should education 2030 be?

    2020-11-18

    In 2030, social origin shouldn’t define anybody’s destiny. Learning is a lifelong journey. Schools should be an equalizer & provide students with #skills21

  • BLOG SERIES
    People vs Machines: Improving online communities beyond algorithms

    2020-11-18

    When it comes to content moderation, or the practice of monitoring and filtering user-generated content, it is crucial to focus on the skills of the users.