21st Century Skills is an initiative led by the Inter-American Development Bank that brings public and private sector stakeholders together. The initiative strengthens learning ecosystems to equip Latin American and Caribbean citizens with transversal skills.


The Future is Now!

Accelerated changes in technology, migration, demographics, climate and, pandemic such as COVID-19, are reshaping the social, economic and political order.

To face these challenges that require a different set of skills for work and life, the IDB launched the 21st Century Skills Initiative.

This initiative aims to support education and training systems by implementing effective programs of transversal skills development.



We would not be able to do these alone.

We take ideas into action to expand our impact in Latin American and the Caribbean. We improve the education ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean with our partners from the public and private sectors.