IDB, Germany and Switzerland partner to transform vocational training in LAC

October 18, 2019
Multi-donor fund of US$13 million will accelerate the transformation of technical and vocational education and training in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) and the Government of Switzerland, represented by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), have launched the TVET Fund, a new multi-donor fund that aims to transform

IDB approves grant funds for countries receiving migrants in Latin America and Caribbean

May 07, 2019
Grant resources will support inclusive national development investments, regional projects, research, training on critical issues, and innovative solutions impacting development in region The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank has approved the use of its special grant facility to support operations that help countries integrate migrants into local communities and contribute to their development.

IDB launches 2019 Call for Proposals to finance regional projects in Latin America

January 16, 2019
THE DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR REGIONAL PUBLIC GOODS IS MARCH 1ST, 2019 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2019 Call for Proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects involving three or more countries.

Government spending waste costs Latin America and Caribbean 4.4% of GDP: IDB study

September 24, 2018
Inefficiencies and fraud in procurement, civil service and targeted transfers could be as large as $220 billion a year Report includes policy recommendations to improve spending in healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety

IDB begins public consultation on Strategy on Social Policy for Equity and Productivity

November 09, 2010
The IDB is initiating the first phase of public consultation on the development of its new Strategy on Social Policy for Equity and Productivity. The Strategy under development will guide the Bank’s operational and analytical work in social areas, with the objective of improving impacts on equity and productivity. 

Microsoft and the IDB extend joint projects in 16 countries

October 13, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank and Microsoft agreed today to extend their joint investment in projects that promote the  sustainable social and economic advance of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

IDB study finds wide gender, ethnic wage gaps in Latin America

October 12, 2009
Afro-descendants, indigenous people earn 28% less than their white peers Males earn 17 percent more than females in the region when both have the same age, level of education Education is key to reduce ethnic wage inequalities in the region. Ethnic and gender wage differences remain significant in Latin America despite recent economic growth and policies aimed at reducing inequality, according to a newly released study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Latin American leaders stress need to advance integration agenda during IDB regional trade policy dialogue

October 07, 2009
Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) leaders urged the United States to advance its trade agenda with the region during an event at the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC. Vice ministers and high-level trade officials of LAC nations, met in the context of the Trade and Integration Network of the IDB Regional Policy Dialogue, a forum that brings together key policymakers of the borrowing member countries to discuss strategic issues for the region.

IDB, Global Network to mobilize $30 Million to fight neglected tropical diseases

September 23, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases announced today their commitment to mobilize $30 million from the public and private sectors to fight neglected tropical diseases in the Americas. The announcement was made in New York during the Clinton Global Initiative.

IDB evaluates effectiveness of computer use in classrooms

September 16, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has commissioned impact evaluation studies of programs expanding the use of computers in classrooms in seven Latin American countries, including Uruguay, the only country in the world where every child in the public education system has access to a computer.