Better results in education and health spending to leverage growth (IADB-RG-T4369)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
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  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Venezuela
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.45 million
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Updated in EWS Oct 7, 2023

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According to the Bank’s website, by examining the efficiency and efficacy of health and education expenditures, this research can uncover disparities in resource allocation and utilization, leading to informed interventions that promote equitable access to vital services. Conducting research on discrimination against minorities in Andean countries is of paramount importance as it sheds light on the pervasive social inequalities that often go unnoticed. Such research not only uncovers the lived experiences of marginalized communities but also serves as a catalyst for policy changes and societal awareness. These investigations hold the potential to transform societal attitudes, fostering inclusivity and equal opportunity while bolstering the overall development of Andean nations. In addressing these critical issues, research acts as a guiding compass, steering countries towards a more just, prosperous, and harmonious future for all their citizens.

The objective of this Technical Cooperation (TC) is twofold. On the one hand, the research aims to rigorously evaluate the efficiency of current health and education systems, pinpointing areas of resource allocation and utilization that may be hindering optimal outcomes. On the other hand, this research seeks to comprehensively understand the extent and manifestations of discrimination against minorities within Andean countries, particularly within the realms of health, education, and labor markets. By delving into these domains, the study seeks to illuminate the nuanced ways in which marginalized communities face barriers and biases that hinder their access to quality healthcare, equitable educational opportunities, and fair participation in the labor force. By merging the investigation of discrimination with assessments of efficiency, this research endeavors to provide actionable insights that can inform evidence-based policy reforms, foster social equity, and ultimately contribute to the holistic betterment of minority experiences in Andean societies.

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