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Terms in relation to any form or structure of social order governing the life of a group of people in a community. Institutions are acknowledged for a particular purpose IE education, law, or police forces.

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Inter-American Development Bank

Organizations; Institutions

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB or IDB or BID) is the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. Established in 1959, the IDB supports Latin American and ...

World Bank

Organizations; Institutions

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs. The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty. According to its ...

Organization of American States

Organizations; Institutions

The Organization of American States, or the OAS, is a continental organization founded on 30 April 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states. Headquartered ...

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Organizations; Institutions

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States (OAS). Along with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, it is one of the bodies ...

Economic Community of West African States

Organizations; Institutions

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to ...

International Monetary Fund

Organizations; Institutions

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that was initiated in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference and formally created in 1945 by 29 member countries. The ...

United Nations

Organizations; Institutions

The United Nations (UN; French: Organisation des Nations Unies, ONU) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, ...

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