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Bank contributes to Colombia's peace process: $270 million IDB loan to support social safety net

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $270 million loan to Colombia to encourage investment in human capital and to provide a social safety net for vulnerable sectors of the population.

IDB, World Bank, and Colombia host international seminar on racial and ethnic factors in Latin American censuses

The Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the National Statistics Department of Colombia (DANE) will jointly host an international seminar Nov. 8-10 to identify strategies to promote an accurate count of ethnic and cultural diversity in the censuses of Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB announces winners of microenterprise awards

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the winners of its Inter-American Awards for Microenterprise Development, which recognize institutions and individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in support of microentrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

International donor community offers support for Colombia peace process

The international community expressed its strong political, financial and humanitarian support for the initiatives presented by the Government of Colombia at the first meeting of the Support Group for the Peace Process in Colombia, held in Madrid under the auspices of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Spanish government. Participants in the meeting included European Union and other European countries, Latin American countries, the United States, Canada, Japan, a number of international institutions, and prominent NGOs.

IDB approves US$23 million loan to Colombia to strengthen fiscal control

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a $23 million loan to Colombia to strengthen the country’s national system of fiscal control, with focus on its principal agency, the Office of the Comptroller General.*.

IDB approves $1.5 million for prefeasibility study of geothermal power development in Colombia

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $1.5 million grant for prefeasibility studies for geothermal electricity development in Colombia.

A future for shamans

An unusual gathering took place last June in the village of Yurayaco, in the foothills of the Colombian Amazon. For the first time, the shamans of traditionally rival communities set aside their...

IDB approves $133.7 million in reformulated loans to assist recovery from earthquake of Colombia's coffee producing area

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the authorization to redirect $133.7 million in loans previously approved for Colombia into an emergency reconstruction and development program to assist the recovery of the country’s coffee-producing region from the earthquake of January 25 of this year.

IDB approves $300 million for Colombia to assist financial reform

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $300 million rapid disbursement loan to Colombia to assist with a series of reforms to improve the government’s capacity to deal with the most pressing problems in the financial sector and improve its efficiency.

Multilateral express confidence in Colombia by agreeing to provide US$4.2 billion

The Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, in joint effort with the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) and the Latin American Reserve Fund (FLAR) have agreed to support the program agreed between the Government of Colombia and the IMF.

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