INDES Programs are a set of online courses thematically interrelated and frequently interdependent, offered as a cohesive, more comprehensive, and lengthier learning opportunity. Some of our programs are directed at a diverse audience from organizations that work on a same institutional context such as Subnational Governments or public and private entities and agencies linked to regional integration. In most cases, courses that are part of a program might be taken individually, without any commitment to completing the full program.
Building capabilities through activities such as training and applying knowledge products are recognized vehicles for contributing to strengthening individual and group capabilities within governments. From them, organizational and inter-institutional strengthening may be derived as well. This program directs its actions towards building capabilities as an effective tool for advancing the institutional strengthening in the region.
This program offers an integral approach that visualizes the subnational government as part of an adaptive system, complex and interrelated with different levels of government and its organizations. The integral approach in this case is given by complementary relationships between strengthening process and the modernization of public administration; strategic local planning and the encouragement of social partnerships; the promotion of mixed intermediation institutions for local development; the promotion of regional systemic competitiveness; the sustainable development of cities and the knowledge and application of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).
The objective of the program is to develop institutional capabilities of subnational governments of the region's borrower countries through training for its officials in the public sector, counterparts in the private sector, other interested institutions such as "think tanks", development institutes and academics.
Regional Economic Development and Decentralization
Competitive and Productive Development of the Region
Interpersonal Skills for Change Management
Sustainable Development of Cities
The course is aimed at professionals in the public, private, and/or academic sector, with professional, practical, or research experience in at least one of the topics offered within the program's courses.
The program courses are financed with IDB resources, the Institutional Capacity Strengthening Thematic Fund (ICSF) and support from the government of the People's Republic of China. The following also assist with the course:
IDB's Knowledge and Learning Sector Team (KNL)
Operations Specialists from the Institutions for Development Sector (IFD)
IDB's Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI/IDB)
IDB's Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative - Brazil (ESCI/IDB/CBR)
IDB Country Office in Brazil (CBR)