Cutting-edge research for a more inclusive region
GDLab, the Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), promotes, leads, and finances high-impact research aimed at a more inclusive and equitable society in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
A central pillar of the IDB’s Vision 2025 is the promotion of gender equality and the inclusion of diverse groups in our operations across the region. By encouraging knowledge generation, GDLab contributes to the Bank’s goal of supporting evidence-based public policies that better address the challenges and inequalities faced by women, indigenous peoples, African descendants, persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ+ community throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. By mainstreaming these issues and generating innovative operational strategies, GDLab supports Vision 2025 and its mission of promoting sustainable and equitable development in the region while seeking to advance post-pandemic recovery.