The GovLab and the IDB bring innovative ideas to Latin American government officials

September 30, 2020
Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus Project Gives Governments New Tools To Address the Pandemic as the Project Passes the Halfway Point. BROOKLYN, NY – The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering (NYU) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are pleased to share the results of the first two “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the
2020-09-30

IDB Invites Applications for 2020 President’s Awards Competition in T&T

September 25, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is inviting applications for its third annual President’s Awards for Service Excellence and Innovation in the Public Sector competition in Trinidad and Tobago under the patronage of President Paula-Mae Weekes. The purpose of the President’s Awards is to recognize transformational initiatives undertaken by public sector institutions across the country and to also give citizens the opportunity to honour them by choosing two people’s choice awardees.
2020-09-25

The IDB and Its Partners Launch the Early Childhood Development Hub

September 24, 2020
The Hub is the first website that consolidates into a single location and facilitates access to resources and knowledge about early childhood produced throughout the region.  This collective learning initiative is being driven by the Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund, an alliance of the IDB, FEMSA Foundation, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Porticus. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), together with its partners in the
2020-09-24

IDB Launches Infrastructure Data Observatories

September 24, 2020
The energy, transport, and water and sanitation observatories will increase the availability of reliable data in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch three data observatories to plan infrastructure investments and speed up development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The observatories, jointly developed with other international partners, will provide access to reliable and up-to-date data in the water and sanitation, energy, and transportation sectors.
2020-09-24

Brazil to uphold MSMEs financial sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis

September 24, 2020
A $750 million IDB loan will help strengthen credit lines for more than 11,000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to alleviate capital scarcity and promote productive investment recovery Brazil will uphold the short-term financial sustainability and promote the economic recovery of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to support employment and tackle the COVID-19 crisis with a $750 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-09-24

Three Latin American Startups Win Rethink Plastics Challenge by MIT Solve and IDB Group

September 23, 2020
Atando Cabos, a Chilean startup, won this challenge aimed at reducing plastic waste and single-use plastics and received US$30,000 to scale its solution. Algramo (Chile) and Eco Panplas (Brazil) were finalists. The Rethink Plastics Challenge, powered by MIT Solve and the IDB Group awarded 3 Latin American startups with US $60,000 in cash prizes to scale up their solutions.
2020-09-23

IDB supports Jamaica’s prevention and management of non-communicable diseases program

September 21, 2020
The Bank approved the policy-based loan to improve the country's health system with more efficient and higher quality care The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a programmatic policy-based loan of $100 million to support the strengthening of Jamaica’s health systems to better prevent and manage the care of non-communicable diseases.
2020-09-21

Better Banking Policies Needed to Blunt COVID-19 Impacts in Latin America and Caribbean

September 16, 2020
Expert Recommendations can Guide Policymakers in Preventing Financial Crisis on top of Health, Economic Crisis Better banking policies are needed given the serious challenges financial systems will face from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean, a new working group report released today finds. The report was co-chaired by the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-09-16

IDB says the pandemic will affect future earnings of an entire generation of children

September 16, 2020
Closure of preschool programs for six months means losses in future salaries equivalent to over 5% of the GDP in some countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Hundreds of millions of children are losing daily learning opportunities resulting in potentially large losses in education, health, income, and productivity over their lifetimes due to preprimary‑program closures, says the new IDB study “Economic Costs of Pr
2020-09-16

IDB approves new Environmental and Social Policy Framework

September 16, 2020
The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a new Environmental and Social Policy Framework (ESPF).  The new ESPF is the result of a rigorous process that spanned 20 months and was based on an inclusive, transparent, and participatory public consultation process. An External Advisory Panel of Experts also helped improve the framework by providing valuable contributions.
2020-09-16