Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) youth have suffered multiple forms of vulnerability, exclusion, and violence, particularly in Central America where homophobia is widespread.
This project is part of a cross-programmatic effort at IDRC to improve understanding of the linkages between youth engagement, violence, and economic opportunities in Latin America in order to support evidence-based policies in this area.
In an era of rapid change and increasing mistrust in institutions, open data and the surrounding communities that use it, are working to shift norms and culture to create dialogue and collaboration between governments, civil society and the private sector.
Throughout the developing world, young men and women face high unemployment coupled with strong feelings of dissatisfaction with their quality of life in contexts of weak governance and institutions, increased political instability, and growing state authoritarianism — factors that render societies vulnerable and play a role in radicalization.
Large volumes of complex and variable data, often called big data, promise to improve government service delivery, complement official statistics, and facilitate development in sectors such as health, urban development, transportation, and humanitarian response.