Social Development: June, 1999
The Sustainable Development Department's Social Development Division (SDS/SOC) assists the IDB by providing technical support to operations and by helping to identify and promote new opportunities for Bank action in social development that will accelerate growth and improve the well-being of people in Latin America and the Caribbean. This newsletter seeks to inform those interested in social questions about their work and to foster a dialogue on these issues. This second issue of Social Development contains articles that cover a broad array of social concerns, from health to violence to childhood development and women¿s and indigenous people¿s advancement and rights. Despite the variety of subjects treated, common themes emerge, including the importance of investing in prevention and the continuing quest for effective interventions.