Cutting-edge research for a more inclusive region
The IDB Group’s Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative (GDLab), promotes, leads, and finances high-impact research aimed at achieving a more inclusive and equitable society in Latin American and Caribbean countries. For this purpose, GDLab focuses on existing gaps between men and women and the inequalities faced by indigenous peoples, afro descendants, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons in the region.
The production of rigorous knowledge is essential to reducing such inequalities, promoting inclusive growth, prosperity, and productivity in our societies, and thereby helping to reduce poverty. By producing and disseminating new evidence, GDLab contributes to informing the design of high impact policies and reforms as well as the IDB Group’s operations in the region.