Inter-American Development Bank
|Also known as IADB/IDB or BID due to its four official languages:|
|English||Inter-American Development Bank,|
|Français||Banque Interaméricaine de Développement,|
|Português||Banco Interamericano do Desenvolvimento and|
|Español||Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo|
- A long-standing initiative of the Latin American countries, the Inter-American Development Bank was established in 1959 as a development institution with novel mandates and tools. Its lending and technical cooperation programs for economic and social development projects went far beyond the mere financing of economic projects that was customary at the time.
The IADB/BID has lots of resources, articles, studies, etc. in a broad spectrum of subjects, areas and projects that could be worthwhile tapping.
The OLPC & IADB/BID
In November 2006, an agreement was signed between the IADB and the OLPC in order to work on a "partnership aimed at support mainstreaming of new approaches to digital technology in Latin American and Caribbean education".
IX Hemispherical Meeting of the Education Network
Recently it hosted the IX Hemispherical Meeting of the Education Network ONE-To-ONE Computing Models - an inter-ministerial conference on education.
Among its documents (there are many others - just happened to stumble on this one, will try to put in some later) is
- Technical Evaluation of the OLPC Hardware by Laercio Aniceto Silva of the Fundação CERTI.
A very interesting section is on Education.
And you can search what they have about the OLPC