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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)—Youth Development and Outreach Program


The Inter-American Development Bank—Youth (IDB Youth) aims to more effectively meet the needs of young people in Latin America and the Caribbean and promote their active engagement and leadership in regional development. Priorities include participation and leadership, community service, volunteerism, technology, and social and business entrepreneurship. Since the mid-1980s, the bank has approved more than US$5 billion in loans for projects designed to meet young people’s needs, especially in the areas of education, health, and employment. The Multilateral Investment Fund has provided approximately US$44 million in nonreimbursable financing for about 20 challenge grants related to job placement, employment training, corporate social responsibility, and entrepreneurship for youth.

IDB Youth Network


The IDB Youth Network is a key pillar of IDB YOUTH. The IDB Youth Network is a regional network of networks comprised of thousands of youth leaders and organizations interested in the social and economic development of Latin America and the Caribbean. Network members are between 15 and 30 years old that are working or are volunteers for the socio economic development of their communities, their countries, and the region. Network members also include institutions working to benefit young people and foster their development. These institutional members are from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors.



Although not focused directly on young people, Inwent supports democratic reform processes, crisis prevention, and peace building in the region, which involves young people in an indirect way.

Terre des Hommes


This organization primarily supports projects addressing issues of violence, child labor, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking in seven countries of the Latin American region.