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Silver Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Challenges in the region

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is a young region, where people over 60 years of age represent - on average - 11% of the total population. However, it is expected to experience the highest rate of population aging in the world in the coming decades.

The aging of LAC will bring great challenges for the region, and at the same time great opportunities for economic development derived from a more productive longevity.

In order to create synergies and greater integration among those working in the Silver Economy, the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB) offers this space to share the latest in financing, knowledge and connection.

Who is Already Part of the Silver Economy?
Argentina | SilverTech: Leveraging the Talents and Experiences of Seniors Through the Use of Technology (AR-T1262)

Project Number: AR-T1262

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Peru | Peru's Silver Ecosystem: Maximizing the Value of Experience (PE-T1501)

Project Number: PE-T1501

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Uruguay | The Future is Silver: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (UR-T1246)

Project Number: UR-T1246

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Argentina | Integrated Care for Frail Older Adults (AR-T1294)

Project Number: AR-T1294

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Chile | Open Seniors (CH-T1268 and CH-G1008)

Project Numbers: CH-T1268 and CH-G1008

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Uruguay | NudaProp: Investment Opportunities with Impact on Improving the Quality of life of Elderly People (UR-T1280)

Project Number: UR-T1280

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Mexico | ANA Care: Improving Dependency Care for Low-Income Elderly by Taking Advantage of Technologies (ME-T1485 and ME-G1023)

Project Numbers: ME-T1485 and ME-G1023

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Peru | Upskilling and Reskilling of Adults Aged 50-65: Lifelong Learning for Digital Transformation (PE-T1454)

Project Number: PE-T1454

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Blogs & Publications
The Silver Economy: from Inclusive Responsibility to Thriving Business

Through the "silver economy", senior citizens are a source of business for the private sector. Financial inclusion of this growing population segment will create opportunities throughout the region

Feb, 2022
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The thriving future of the silver economy

Did you know that people over 60 years old account for more than 50% of total consumer spending in several industrialized economies? This population segment is becoming a driver of employment, growth, and innovation.

Jan, 2022
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IDB Lab and the IDB Announce the Results of the Silver Economy Challenge

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, has announced the results of the Silver Economy Innovation for Inclusion Challenge.  

Oct, 2021
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Silver Economy

A Mapping of Actors and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

Apr, 2021
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The Silver Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Aging as an Opportunity for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Inclusion

Aug, 2020
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Challenges and events

Be part of the silver economy! Join us in our upcoming activities.

Silver economy banner How can we be more inclusive with 40+ female talent?
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Closing date
March 07, 2023
Silver economy banner The Era of the Silver Economy: Towards an Innovative, Entrepreneurial and Inclusive Longevity
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November 16, 2022
Silver economy banner Silver Economy: An Opportunity for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Inclusion
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July 18, 2023
Silver economy banner Silver Economy: An Engine for Social Inclusion and Economic Recovery
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July 12, 2021
Silver economy banner Silver Economy Innovation for Inclusion Challenge
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October 01, 2021
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