Making an impact

Stories from the region


The Escuela Viva II Program in Paraguay  focused on reducing ongoing gaps in access, retention, and completion of quality basic education in the country, targeting the most vulnerable segments of the population.

  • This project supported SDG target 4.1

    This project supports SDG 4: Quality Education.

In Trinidad and Tobago, from 2011 to 2018, the IDB supported the Neighborhood Upgrading Program, which worked to improve the living and housing conditions for low-income groups in marginal areas.

  • SDG 11

    This project supported SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

IDB Invest financed the Terminal Zárate project in Argentina, to expand and upgrade this 100 years old port, to alleviate pressing bottlenecks and capture strategic market opportunities in the auto-motive sector

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    This project supports SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. 

A Peruvian-born social enterprise set out to build the coding skills of young women from low-income backgrounds and place them in well-paying jobs through its employer network.

  • SDG 8

    This project supports SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.