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IDB Group Launches New Superheroes of Development Contest to Recognize Clients

The application process for the fifth version of this event opens May 30 and closes June 24, 2022

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group has kicked off another Superheroes of Development contest to showcase clients and institutions with outstanding solutions to challenges that arise as they implement Bank projects. The IDB Group consists of the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest, and IDB Lab.

Superheroes of Development recognizes projects that use systematic learning, exchanges, and past lessons to adapt to shifting environments and generate timely and actionable knowledge for other implementing partners and institutions.

“Our operations have a crucial impact, so it is essential to recognize the commitment of implementing agencies and spotlight projects that are making a difference and overcoming all sorts of obstacles. We are thrilled to announce this new Superheroes of Development contest,” stated IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone.

Superheroes of Development is part of BIDAcademy, the IDB Group’s learning and knowledge platform. The aim of BIDAcademy is to share practical and actionable knowledge that, in this case, enhances projects’ operational excellence.

The contest commends IDB client and partner efforts in two categories:

Category 1: IDB projects in the process of implementation that have received at least the initial disbursement, or IDB Invest, or IDB Lab clients that have received financing.

Category 2: Projects that concluded after January 2016.

Contestants can complete the online form on the Superheroes of Development website, which also states the rules of the contest. The IDB Group will share the winners’ stories throughout the region as a way of spreading knowledge to other projects currently being designed or implemented. For more information, visit Superheroes of Development website.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region. Take our virtual tour.

About IDB Invest

IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to promoting the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects to achieve financial results and maximize economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of $14.8 billion in assets under management and 376 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the needs of its clients in a variety of industries.

About IDB Lab

IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group. It aims to promote development through the private sector by identifying, supporting, testing and piloting new solutions to development challenges, seeking to create opportunities for the poor and vulnerable populations in the LAC region.

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