The IDB Launches its Environmental and Social Policy Modernization Process

July 02, 2019
The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today launched the process to modernize its environmental and social policies. Through this modernization process, the IDB will enhance environmental and social sustainability outcomes in its operations. As a result of this process, the IDB intends to develop an integrated Environmental and Social Policy Framework aligned with international standards and best practices.

WeXchange 2019 Pitch Competition is now open for women entrepreneurs

June 25, 2019
The Pitch Competition, open to high-growth women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, is organized by IDB Lab and Angel Ventures. The deadline for application is July 31.

Nearly 1,400 indigenous entrepreneurs in Panama to boost revenue with support from IDB

May 20, 2019
A USD43 MILLION OPERATION WILL IMPROVE ACCESS TO FINANCING, INVESTMENT IN PRODUCTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a USD40 million loan to Panama, complemented by a local contribution of USD3 million, to implement an ambitious program financial inclusion and indigenous entrepreneurship in the country's 12 indigenous regions.

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.

Barranquilla, Colombia to host Foromic 2018

August 30, 2018
The Colombian city of Barranquilla will host the leading event on financial inclusion and business development trends in Latin America and the Caribbean The IDB Group, through its innovation lab MIF, will hold the 21st edition of Foromic, the most important annual event on financial inclusion and business development in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Art exhibit to showcase modern and contemporary works from the IDB and OAS collections

December 08, 2010
The Palacio La Moneda Cultural Center in Santiago, Chile, will present the exhibit “Art in the Americas” featuring 216 modern and contemporary works from the collections of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS), and will be open from December 17, 2010 to March 20, 2011.

IDB Cultural Center announces the winners of the V Inter-American Biennial of Video Art

December 06, 2010
“Faber,” by Chilean video artist Boris David Franco Navarrete, which explores global philosophical and religious traditions with majestic symphonic variations of images and sound dialogues, was awarded the first prize by the Fifth Edition of the Inter-American Biennial of Video Art organized by the IDB Cultural Center in Washington, DC.

IDB’s Inter-American Culture and Development Foundation, SEGIB, and OEI to Hold a Forum on “The Presence of Ibero-American Culture in the United States: Building a common agenda”

October 26, 2010
The Inter-American Culture and Development Foundation (ICDF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),  the Iberoamerican General Secretariat (SEGIB), and the Department of Education, Culture, Science and Technology of the Organization of the Ibero-American States (OEI) will hold the forum, “The Presence of Ibero-American Culture in the United States: Building a Common Agenda”, on October 27-28, 2010 at the IDB Headquarters in Washington, DC. The event is co-sponsored by t

Ministers call for more financial and institutional support for culture industries in Latin America and the Caribbean

October 19, 2010
Cultural industries are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy, expanding at a projected rate of 8-10 percent over the coming decade. What does that mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?   The region has rich cultural heritage and dynamic cultural industries which continue to grow. But are countries doing enough to exploit the social and economic potential of the creative sector for development?