Part of Chapter 2

Alternative Approaches to Addressing the Needs in the Region

Not all of the development progress achieved in Latin America and the Caribbean with IDB support from 2012 to 2105 has occurred explicitly within the five priority areas defined by the IDB-9 Strategy, or has been measured by CRF indicators such as those discussed. Some progress stemmed from the Bank’s design of new and innovative approaches to persistent problems, while some reflected its ability to identify emerging challenges to the Region’s sustainable development. These efforts required substantial research in new areas and leveraging IDB technical expertise in new ways as well as securing necessary resources to launch special initiatives. In turn, these new ventures have resulted in new opportunities for the IDB. The following section describes three such alternative approaches: the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, the Citizen Security and Civic Coexistence Initiative, and the Broadband Initiative.