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

Coding bootcamps as a response to the shortage of digital talent in Latin America

August 05, 2019
A new publication of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) entitled “Disrupting Talent: The Emergence of Coding Bootcamps and the Future of Digital Skills”, explores the potential of bootcamps as a fast and effective alternative to solve the shortage of digital talent in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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

Introducing the winners of the ALAS-IDB 2017 Awards

November 09, 2017
In a highly competitive edition, among the winners of the awards that celebrate educational innovation for early childhood development we find Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala. Washington, DC, Nov 9.

Shakira and the Inter-American Development Bank President present the ALAS-IDB 2016 Awards finalists

October 16, 2017
Washington, DC, Oct. 16.- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, international artist and education activist Shakira and the ALAS Foundation are joining forces again to recognize and reward the early-childhood education improvement and innovation champions in our region.

Latin America and the Caribbean faces critical skills gap, IDB study finds

August 30, 2017
· Despite spending more than 5% of GDP on education and skills programs, region lags many peer nations · Government actions key to forming workforce capable of dealing with future challenges MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Despite well-intentioned efforts, many government programs fail to provide Latin American and Caribbean children and adults with the skills they need to thrive, the Inter-American Development Bank’s 2017 flagship study finds.

Uruguay to strengthen mathematics learning and expand English instruction with IDB support

June 25, 2014
Plan Ceibal II will benefit 90,000 primary and middle school students and expand English Ceibal model to 2,000 groups or urban public schools The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $6 million loan to Uruguay to finance the Plan Ceibal II, which will help to strengthen mathematics learning by 90,000 primary and middle school students and extend English teaching to half of all 4th, 5th and 6th graders in urban public primary schools.

IDB announces partner institutions for the 2012 Cultural Development Program

August 08, 2012
Partner institutions include artistic and cultural institutions and organizations of the Civil Society The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has selected 50 partner institutions to receive financing and technical assistance for cultural development projects in 26 countries. These projects will receive grants under the Cultural Development Program, designed to support artistic and creative endeavors.

IDB extends deadline for submission of proposals for Cultural Development Program

February 07, 2012
IDB Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean will receive applications for financing until February 24, 2012 The Cultural Center of the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) has extended the deadline for submission of small-scale cultural projects aimed at civil society institutions and organizations.

IDB and OAS join efforts to increase access to justice in Latin America

September 12, 2011
Investment in new technologies to modernize information systems of law schools that offer free legal assistance The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) implemented a pilot project to improve access to legal services provided by universities in Uruguay, El Salvador and Guatemala to vulnerable groups.