IDB calls for public innovation on migration and…

(MENAFN-Caribbean News Global)

WASHINGTON, USA – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the eighth edition of the Competition “Gobernarte: the art of good governance – Pablo Valenti Prize” which will reward the best innovative initiatives of subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Gobernarte seeks to identify, document, and ultimately reward innovative and comprehensive initiatives in subnational public management in countries in the region that improve services to citizens by building institutional capacity.

The competition notably rewards innovation, social inclusion and the gender, diversity and sustainability approach, within the framework of the IDB’s Vision 2025 and to support the dissemination of the selected projects throughout the region. The idea is for other governments to learn from and eventually incorporate successful experiences of management and institutional capacity building.

This year, the IDB will reward innovative governments that promote collaboration, collective learning and digital tools from a solution-oriented approach in two categories:

  • First category – Public innovation in the face of new migratory flows in Latin America and the Caribbean: Provide institutional capacity building mechanisms guaranteeing the rights of migrants and returnees, such as access to education and public services, strengthening of information and registration systems, socio-economic integration and culture, the reduction of xenophobia, changes at the normative and institutional level, among others.
  • Second category – Public innovation against the crime of Human Trafficking in the region: Promotion of public innovation and institutional capacity against human trafficking, through services that aim to strengthen the detection, reporting and attention to this crime as well as intergovernmental coordination and coordination with various actors for the prevention and protection of potential victims and raising awareness among the general public, among others.

Initiatives can be submitted by second level governments (states, provinces, departments, regions and other denominations) or third administrative level (municipalities and other denominations) of IDB borrowing countries. Alliances with national or sub-national governments with civil society organizations, private sector entities or academic centers will be accepted.

Proposals and documents can be submitted from Monday, July 18, 2022, free of charge, via the website.

Initiatives must be submitted by the design teams before September 16, 2022 .

The technical evaluation of the proposals will be carried out by a panel of international experts. The jury will select a total of 6 initiatives: two from governments of the second administrative level, two from governments of the third administrative level with more than one million inhabitants and, finally, two from governments of the third administrative level with less than one million. of inhabitants. inhabitants. The winning projects will be announced on October 10, 2022.

All information about the application process, requirements and contest rules will be available here. Requests can be made by email:


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