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IDB to hold conference on social protection and poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank will host an international conference on poverty Feb. 4-5 to identify mechanisms and social safety nets for poorest sectors of society, especially with regard to the impact of economic crises and natural disasters.

IDB approves $637 million to Colombia to assist public sector reform and to strengthen agriculture

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of two loans totaling $637 million for Colombia to assist public sector reform and to enhance the competitiveness of the agricultural sector.

Guatemala and IDB sign $40 million for emergency assistance

Guatemala Finance Minister Pedro Miguel Lamport and Inter-American Development Bank Executive Vice President K. Burke Dillon signed documents for a $40 million loan to Guatemala for reconstruction and repair of public works and preventive measures against flooding.

El Salvador host education reform conference, january 25-26

Leading educators of the Western Hemisphere will address a conference on education reform to be held in San Salvador, El Salvador, Jan. 25-26. The forum is designed to promote a policy dialogue among countries of the Central American Isthmus and the Dominican Republic and serve as a catalyst for utilizing education as a tool for development.

IDB approves $25.8 million for relief and reconstruction in Honduras

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of $25.8 million in concessional financing to Honduras to help repair and rebuild infrastructure that was damaged by Hurricane Mitch.

IDB approves $10 million to support vocational training for low-income youth in Brazil

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of $10 million in nonreimbursable financing to support the Capacitaçao Solidária program, which provides vocational as well as life skills training for marginalized urban youth in Brazil.

Rome's budget director to speak at IDB about municipal financing

The budget director of the Municipality of Rome, Linda Lanzillotta, will make a presentation at the Inter-American Development Bank on Thursday, January 21, on the Italian capital city's experience in raising funds in international and domestic capital markets to finance its municipal activities.

IDB to boost lending for state reform in Latin America and Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank plans to boost its lending for state reform programs to around $6 billion over the next few years to support the modernization of the public sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, IDB President Enrique V. Iglesias said.

IDB President Enrique V. Iglesias statement on Brazil

Inter-American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias issued the statement on Brazil's decision to flexibilize its exchange rate policy.

Inter-American Development Bank President to address Conference on reinventing Government , January 14

Inter-American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias will address a luncheon on modernization of the state in Latin America on Thursday, Jan. 14, as one of the activities of a global conference on reinventing government .

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