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 Signs Important Agreements with Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Uruguay at Annual Meeting
March 21, 2023
The presence of Governors and international partners enabled the signing of 13 credit contracts and other agreements within the meeting’s framework.
Focus on Resilience at IDB Group’s XI Consultation of Caribbean Governors
March 06, 2023
This is first official visit to the Caribbean by the new IDB President Ilan Goldfajn. Three countries move ahead with investments in education, health, digital transformation and resilient infrastructure. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — The Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) is holding its XI Annual Consultation with the Governors of the countries comprising its Caribbean Country Department and the President of the Caribbean Development Bank on March 5–7 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
IDB President Meets Governors of Non-Regional Member Countries in Madrid
February 28, 2023
Meeting was first for new IDB President Ilan Goldfajn Spain announced a $2 million contribution to the IDB’s Amazon Initiative
IDB Centers Support on Social Development, Climate Impact and Sustainable Growth in Central America and Dominican Republic
February 21, 2023
SAN PEDRO, Belize – The Governors of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) member countries in Central America and the Dominican Republic have gathered in Belize on February 20 and 21 for their 36th annual meeting.
Agribusiness, Construction and Tourism Could Drive Central America’s Economy in 2023
February 12, 2023
A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study points to agribusiness, construction and tourism as the industries with the greatest potential to generate jobs and growth in Central America, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic. The study found that higher production in these industries could galvanize the regional economy in 2023 for two reasons: the large volume of inputs they require from all other industries, and their economic clout, since they account for 22% of the region’s output.
Honduras to Strengthen Its Social Protection System with IDB Support
December 01, 2022
This program hopes to benefit 50,000 households in extreme poverty that will receive conditional cash transfers. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $75.9 million loan to improve living conditions in households in the areas of Honduras with the highest rates of extreme poverty, and to cultivate human capital and self-management capacity in those households.
Ilan Goldfajn Elected IDB President
November 20, 2022
(Updated to add the starting date) Ilan Goldfajn was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today during a Special Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors. The meeting was held at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., with delegations attending virtually and in person. Nominated by Brazil, Goldfajn will take office for a five-year term on December 19, 2022.
IDB and UPU Unite to Modernize Postal Services in Latin America and the Caribbean
August 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) signed an agreement to modernize and transform postal services in Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to promote regional integration and trade, strengthen value chains and foster the digital economy.
IDB to Support Ministry of Economy in Brazil's Path to OECD Accession
June 14, 2022
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Brazilian Deputy Minister of Economy Marcelo Guaranys signed a commitment to broaden technical support for the Brazilian Ministry of Economy to align its policies with the best practices of OECD countries. A recent IDB study outlines efforts the Ministry has undertaken that follow OECD practices and contribute to the country's efforts to accede.