Project profile — Inter-American Development Bank – Gender and Diversity Lab


IDB - Inter-American Development Bank (46012)
2022-03-04 - 2025-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
PFM Strategic Policy and Summits

Country / region 

• West Indies, regional (33.00%)
• North and Central America, regional (33.00%)
• South America, regional (34.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (50.00%)
• Other Multisector: Research/scientific institutions (43082) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the production and dissemination of high-impact research that addresses inequalities faced by women and diverse populations. These populations including Indigenous Peoples, African descendants, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual identities (LGBTQ+) persons in Latin America and the Caribbean through the Gender and Diversity Lab (GDLab) and the Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group. A continuous call for proposals funds high-quality research that contributes to closing the knowledge gaps on topics considered a priority by GDLab and its donors, is potentially scalable, and can be completed in a maximum of 24 months. GDLab seeks to act as a catalyst for creative solutions, promoting cross-sector collaboration on such crucial issues for women and diverse population groups. Among these areas are inequalities in the labour market, social assistance and social insurance, migration patterns, human capital development, digital inclusion, access to health services, financial markets, entrepreneurship, political representation, promotion of sustainable development, unpaid and paid care work and the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence. GDLab also seeks to assess the impacts of the economic and health crisis associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to contribute to the design of recovery strategies for women and other diverse populations in the region.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) evidence-based operational responses to gender and diversity issues in Latin America and the Caribbean; and (2) IDB Group capacity to make business cases for interventions and policy actions in pursuit of gender and diversity inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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