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Latin America and the Caribbean Gender Innovation Lab

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About Us

The Latin America and the Caribbean Gender Innovation Lab, LACGIL, provides World Bank operational teams, policy makers, and development practitioners with knowledge to promote gender equality and drive change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The LACGIL is hosted by the World Bank's Poverty and Equity Global Practice, and the team supports studies to learn what works to close gender gaps and disseminates research findings to broad audiences.





The LACGIL works in partnership with units across the World Bank, governments, non-governmental organizations, aid agencies, private sector firms, and academic researchers. The LACGIL is part of the Gender Innovation Lab Federation which brings together the work of the Bank’s five regional GILs and is coordinated by the World Bank’s Gender Group.


The LACGIL receives its funding in part from the World Bank Group's Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality (UFGE), a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank to advance gender equality and women's empowerment through experimentation and knowledge creation to help governments and the private sector focus policy and programs on scalable solutions with sustainable outcomes. The UFGE is supported by generous contributions from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund.




  • The LACGIL work in the Latin America and Caribbean region is conducted by a team of experienced development experts.
    Meet the team


  • Jacobus De Hoop
    Washington D.C
    Senior Economist and Team Lead
  • LAC Gender Innovation Lab