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Learn how we support and encourage ventures that contribute to improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Persona sosteniendo granos de café en sus manos. Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID
Niños en el colegio estudiando con una tablet. Educación e inclusión - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID

People with innovative ideas and the determination to transform them into reality are an essential component for sustainable and inclusive development in the region.

With IDB Lab, start-ups take off, scale up and advance because we promote the ecosystem that every entrepreneur in the region needs.

At IDB Lab, we mobilize funding, generate knowledge and forge connections that drive high-potential early-stage ventures.


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Learn how we are promoting clean energy, modernizing agriculture, strengthening transport systems and much more, in partnership with the private sector.
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GreenFinance Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB and IDB Invest

The Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB and IDB Invest will be held in Panama City, Panama, from 16 to 19 March 2023.

Extraccion-de-Datos-de-OSM Skills for Youth. Investing in human capital in Latin America and the Caribbean

On the International Day of Education, we invite you to this hybrid event at IDB headquarters in Washington, DC. It will be a gathering of global leaders from the private and public sector and experts on the regional agenda to transform the future of education with a focus on 21st Century skill.

Trade Inititatives Dealing with Debt: Less Risk for More Growth in Latin America and The Caribbean

This year the DIA analyzes the debt position of governments, firms, and households and how policymakers can best deal with debt. How we deal with these challenges will heavily influence whether our region will be able to grow sustainably and with equity over the next decade.

Private sector

Explore our financing for private-sector projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, and other resources.

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Civil Society

Learn how partnering with civil society organizations strengthens the value and sustainability of our work.

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