IDB hosts the "Touring Exhibition for the International Year of Quinoa 2013” in Washington DC

November 29, 2012
To highlight the virtues of the quinoa and to contribute to the recovery of the identity of the original peoples in Bolivia, the renown Bolivian artist Gastón Ugalde, has created the exhibition titled “Touring exhibition for the International Year of Quinoa”, emphasizing their ancestral feeding power that survived colonial attempts to eradicate native cultures.

IDB welcomes participation in an online discussion forum on policies to promote racial equality in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 16, 2010
The Gender and Diversity Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Bank‘s first online discussion forum on policies to advance social inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The purpose of the forum is to create a community of practice among academics, NGOs, policy makers and other stakeholders, and to review five country-specific studies (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) being conducted by the IDB. 

IDB, Ricky Martin Foundation, Ayuda and local partners launch campaign against human trafficking in Washington, D.C .

April 24, 2008
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ricky Martin Foundation, the non-governmental organization Ayuda and the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs have partnered to launch Call and Live in Washington DC, a campaign that promotes an anti-trafficking hotline for prevention and victim protection. Other local partners of the initiative include Telemundo, Univisión, Washington Hispanic and Radio Viva 900.  

IDB and Energy

March 27, 2008
The Inter-American Development Bank’s energy portfolio includes a wide array of investments aimed at improving the energy security of its member countries by exploiting both conventional and renewable sources. In 2007 the Bank approved US$2.5 billion in energy-related operations. Many of these loans will support high-priority gas and electricity infrastructure projects. For example, the IDB approved: A US$32.7 million loan for a wide-ranging investment program to strengthen Nicaragua’s electricity system.

IDB in Brief

March 24, 2008
The Inter-American Development Bank was created in 1959 to help accelerate the economic and social development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and to promote regional integration. The Bank has 47 member countries: 28 in the Western Hemisphere, 16 in Europe, as well as Israel, Japan and the Republic of Korea.  The Latin American and Caribbean countries as a group hold half the shares in the institution.

Opportunities for the Majority

March 24, 2008
This IDB initiative applies sustainable market-based strategies to bring the benefits of economic and social development to the majority of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean, reaching more than 360 million people—around 70 percent of the population—who live on less than US$300 per month. This low-income sector has not benefited substantially from the region’s recent economic growth, and meeting its needs requires new investment approaches from both the public and private sectors to make a positive impact from which all will benefit.

IDB and Infrastructure

March 24, 2008
    The Inter-American Development Bank, the main source of multilateral development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, plans to allocate US$12 billion for infrastructure projects in the region by 2010.

IDB organizes seminar on Opportunities for the Majority in the Caribbean

May 11, 2007
The Inter-American Development Bank is organizing a seminar in Montego Bay, Jamaica, May 17-18, to identify new development models to serve the majority in the Caribbean through public, private and civil society partnerships.

The IDB in Brief

February 27, 2007
The Inter-American Development Bank was created in 1959 to help accelerate the economic and social development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and to promote regional integration. The Bank uses its own resources and those it raises on financial markets. In 1994 its authorized capital was increased by $40 billion to $101 billion.

The IDB and the majority in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 27, 2007
While Latin America and the Caribbean have seen marked improvements in their social indicators, including life expectancy and education, over the past five decades, the proportion of people living in poverty has not varied greatly. Today some 360 million people – roughly seven out of 10 inhabitants of this region – live with annual incomes of less than the equivalent of $3,260.