The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will join forces with TransparentBusiness , the platform for verifiable management of geographically distributed teams, to facilitate access to remote working technologies to SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
IDB’s Social Sector and ConnectAmericas for Women , the IDB platform that connects women entrepreneurs with business opportunities and with learning tools to improve the management of their companies, will be implementing the alliance.
In the context of the Coronavirus’ rapid expansion, companies are being forced to implement work programs from home and use technologies that allow transparent collaboration among distributed work teams — a key factor for the sustainability and success of remote work programs. The alliance aims to bring training and technology to Latin America and support female entrepreneurs in successfully managing remote work teams.
Coronavirus has already affected hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Millions of workers in Europe and Latin America are immobilized from their homes to prevent the spread. In this situation of maximum emergency, it is critical to act quickly to avoid disruptions and minimize the coming economic impacts in countries.
TransparentBusiness is a SaaS platform designed to assist companies and government agencies with a tool for coordinating and monitoring remote workers, providing information on the status of budget expenditures and projects in real time, increasing productivity and protecting companies’ institutions of overbilling.
“Many companies are in transition and fear for the lack of control that the sudden implementation of remote work will bring. The key to making these new schemes work is for technology and processes to be used to solve the challenges associated with managing distributed teams, which are lack of trust, coordination, and accountability.” said Silvina Moschini, President and founder of TransparentBusiness .
As part of the collaboration, TransparentBusiness will offer three-month free licenses for startups and SMEs led by women to support remote job management during the Coronavirus outbreak and support the acceleration of distributed and inclusive work models.
One of the IDB’s fundamental pillars is its commitment to gender equality and the promotion of women economic empowerment. Launched in 2016, ConectAmericas for Women , the online business platform unites women entrepreneurs with business opportunities and offers them training tools to improve the management of their companies. Currently the network has more than 90,000 businesswomen from 100 countries and more than 36,000 have received training and participated in business forums.
Through three “virtual” and interactive trainings led by Silvina Moschini (@Miss_Internet ), President and founder of TransparentBusiness. we will help startups and SMEs incorporate industry best practices, tools for remote collaboration, and other technology resources to maximize the efficiency of remote work.
Monday, March 23 at 11:00 am ET
Tuesday March 24 at 11:00 am ET
Wednesday, March 25 at 11:00 am ET
About the IDB
The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.