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.
Investing in the capacity building of managerial and technical staff of public and private entities and agencies linked to the integration agenda in Latin America and Caribbean is a strategic decision not only to increase the effectiveness of those organizations, but also to help boost regional growth and development.
Capacity building and the creation of networks and communities of practice amongst diverse organizations and professionals that interact during the negotiation and implementation of different integration agreements, programs and procedures, constitute key tools to promote inter-institutional and cross border cooperation and coordination, which are backed by the IDB´s operational program.
Commerce Facilitation / Trade Security and Customs
Innovation in trade policy and implementation of trade agreements
Promoting exports and attracting investors
The Program is targeted at officials and technical experts who work in public and private institutions (specially small and medium-size enterprises with willingness to do international business) and whose principal professional activity is directly related to the course´s thematic area.
The IDB extends an invitation to institutions that lead or perform activities related to the course’s topic so that they may propose institutional candidates who will later be selected to a maximum of 40 participants by the academic team of each course.
The Program’s courses are funded through the Bank’s own resources and the IDB’s integration funds such as:
the Aid for Trade (AFT) and the Regional Infrastructure Integration Fund (RIIF), which have received funds from: Canada, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.
the Knowledge Partnership Korea Fund for Technology and Innovation.
the Spanish Development Trust Fund Appointee Fund and the Spain-SICA Fund.