IDB Program that Closes Gaps for Indigenous Students Receives International Award

June 07, 2023
JADENKÄ achieved improvements equivalent to over half a school year of mathematics learning for preschool students in indigenous communities.  The intercultural bilingual education program JADENKÄ has received the Khalifa International Early Learning Award, one of the most prestigious global awards in educational topics. 

Belize to Expand Access to Drinking Water and Optimize Water Providers, with IDB Support

June 05, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved two complementary programs to enhance the quality of water services in rural and peri-urban areas of Belize. The two operations, totaling $10.64 million, will bring safe drinking water to over 20,000 households in 44 rural communities in the country's six districts and nearly 400 households in peri-urban areas. Program beneficiaries include vulnerable populations such as migrants and Indigenous people.

IDB Hosts 4th FintechLAC Network Meeting

May 30, 2023
Financial regulators, fintech associations and chambers, and the fintech ecosystem from Latin America and the Caribbean will meet on June 7 and 8, 2023, in Washington D.C., to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the industry during the 4th FintechLAC Network Meeting.  The event, called “Building a Fintech Ecosystem for Financial Inclusion,” will be open to online audiences and journalists. Those interested in participating can register through this link.

IDB Documentary Explores Link Between Zip Code and Health

May 30, 2023
A person’s zip code has a more significant impact on their life expectancy than their genes do. This is the premise of Health in the City. How Zip Codes Shape Health in LAC, a documentary produced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that examines how urban settings influence our life expectancy and quality of life.

Brazilian State of Santa Catarina to Improve Fiscal Management with IDB Support

May 29, 2023
A $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help the State of Santa Catarina in Brazil modernize its fiscal management and enhance how it administers taxes and manages public spending. The loan is part of Brazil Fiscal Management Modernization Program, Profisco II, which supports all 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District. Santa Catarina is the eighteenth Brazilian state to receive financing from this program. 

IDB leads meeting to address climate change at the International Transport Forum

May 25, 2023
The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development will assemble representatives from governments, the private sector, academia, and civil society to share perspectives on transport’s role as a key enabler of inclusive and sustainable economic development. 

IDB Group Launches 6th Edition of Superheroes of Development Contest to Recognize Clients

May 24, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) launched the sixth edition of the Superheroes of Development contest to reward its clients and executing institutions that stand out for successfully addressing challenges during the implementation of development projects.

Porto Alegre to Strengthen Its Social Services with IDB Support

May 24, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $150 million loan to enhance the health, education, labor, and social safety services in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The project will focus on improving the quality and accessibility of these services and supporting their digital transformation, aiming for a more agile response, reducing the use of paper, and improving service management.

IDB Lab and Google Announce Finalists of the 2023 WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition

May 24, 2023
WeXchange, the platform of the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, IDB Lab, which connects STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean with mentors and investors, and Google announced the 15 women-led companies selected in the call for the WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition 2023.

IDB and GPE Partner for Education Funding in Belize

May 24, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) have teamed up to transform education in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of this initiative, the two institutions have approved a total of $20 million in financing to support the Skills for the Future Program in Belize.