Declining Export Competitiveness: Latin America Urgently Needs a Quality Leap

November 14, 2018
BUENOS AIRES—In the first quarter of 2018, the value of exports from Latin America and the Caribbean grew at a year-on-year rate of 9.7 percent in comparison with the same period in 2017, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). However, this growth has come amid signs that the region is becoming less competitive amid rising economic risks and global trade tensions.

Multilateral banks reaffirm pledge to support resilient, sustainable infrastructure

October 13, 2018
IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno participates in the opening session BALI, Indonesia - The heads of the leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) meeting at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018 (GI Forum) today expressed their condolences following the tragic loss of lives and livelihoods in Sulawesi, Indonesia and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to deliver infrastructure that is resilient, inclusive, and sustainable.

Artificial intelligence to boost Latin American and Caribbean economies: IDB study

August 29, 2018
Study also urges governments to anticipate consequences of artificial intelligence in labor markets BUENOS AIRES – Artificial intelligence can facilitate trade negotiations and add one additional percentage point of growth to Latin American and the Caribbean economies, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB President, experts to talk to members of media accredited to the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador

October 15, 2016
Habitat, the main global conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, is being held for the first time in Latin America The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will have a strong presence in the Habitat III Conference to be held in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 17-20, 2016.

Call for Proposals: 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

June 25, 2013
New edition of IDEAS contest seeks proposals to promote innovative energy solutionsin Latin America and the Caribbean Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2013 via the www.iadb.org/ideas website The 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest has launched a new call for proposals for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Spain officially approved its contribution to the SM2015 Initiative

December 05, 2011
MADRID, Spain - The Government of Spain has officially finalized its contribution to the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative for an amount of $42 million, to be disbursed between 2012 and 2016.

A water turnaround in Haiti

November 03, 2011
Before the project started in 2008, Saint Marc had running water for nine hours a week, at best. At present service is up to 10 hours a day—the highest average in any urban area in Haiti.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

March 23, 2011
Report evaluates Bank’s efforts in measuring its development impact in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made strides to boost transparency, accountability and enhance the development impact of its investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the new edition of the IDB’s 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview.

MIF + IDB + CAF Call for Proposals Program in “Technologies for Financial Inclusion”

May 10, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) have announced a call for project ideas that would improve the low-income population’s access to financial services by applying innovative technological solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

MIF to present in Madrid new index on public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean

October 23, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) will launch a new index on public-private partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean at a news conference to be held on Monday, October 26 in Madrid, Spain. The index, known as the Infrascope, was commissioned by the MIF and developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit as a tool to help governments and potential investors analyze Latin American and Caribbean countries’ capacity to implement PPPs in the transportation and water sectors.