IDB Documentary Explores Link Between Zip Code and Health
May 30, 2023
A person’s zip code has a more significant impact on their life expectancy than their genes do. This is the premise of Health in the City. How Zip Codes Shape Health in LAC, a documentary produced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that examines how urban settings influence our life expectancy and quality of life.
IDB Renews Accreditation as Green Climate Fund Partner
March 27, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has renewed its accreditation as a Green Climate Fund (GCF) partner. The accreditation allows the IDB to continue channeling GCF resources to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Focus on Resilience at IDB Group’s XI Consultation of Caribbean Governors
March 06, 2023
This is first official visit to the Caribbean by the new IDB President Ilan Goldfajn. Three countries move ahead with investments in education, health, digital transformation and resilient infrastructure. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — The Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) is holding its XI Annual Consultation with the Governors of the countries comprising its Caribbean Country Department and the President of the Caribbean Development Bank on March 5–7 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
IDB Centers Support on Social Development, Climate Impact and Sustainable Growth in Central America and Dominican Republic
February 21, 2023
SAN PEDRO, Belize – The Governors of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) member countries in Central America and the Dominican Republic have gathered in Belize on February 20 and 21 for their 36th annual meeting.
IDB and IDB Invest Study Highlights Opportunities for the Circular Economy in Colombia
December 15, 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean’s financial systems must look at the circular economy not just as a product but also as a systemic approach, to take advantage of its full potential, according to the latest study Financing the Circular Economy: The Colombian Experience, published by the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest, in collaboration with Bancolombia, Banco de Bogotá and Bancóldex.
Countries Deploy 1.1% of GDP to Allay Inflation and Food Insecurity
December 14, 2022
To bring relief in the face of growing food insecurity and historic levels of inflation, the governments of Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic (CAPARD), Mexico and Haiti have passed policy measures worth an average of 1.1% of their gross domestic products. Over 62 million people in these countries experienced food insecurity following the pandemic. Recent food price hikes have intensified the problem, and a higher proportion of people are food insecure in this subregion than anywhere else in Latin America and the Caribbean.
IDB to Support the Region in Implementing the New Global Biodiversity Framework
December 13, 2022
IDB ATTENDS COP15 AS THE LEADING MDB FOR NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is committed to increasing its nature-positive finance and will continue its process to develop a green finance target. The IDB will also continue leading work with other multilateral development banks (MDBs) to develop a commonly agreed definition of nature-positive finance and a tracking methodology for the second quarter of 2023.
Ilan Goldfajn Elected IDB President
November 20, 2022
(Updated to add the starting date) Ilan Goldfajn was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today during a Special Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors. The meeting was held at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., with delegations attending virtually and in person. Nominated by Brazil, Goldfajn will take office for a five-year term on December 19, 2022.
IDB and IDB Invest Provided $26 Billion in Climate Financing over Five Years
November 10, 2022
Investing in climate adaptation can save lives and property, preventing future damage The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest, the IDB Group’s private-sector arm, provided more than $26 billion in climate financing for Latin America and the Caribbean between 2016 and 2021. This figure represents approximately 60% of all climate financing in the region from multilateral development banks during this period.
IDB Study Identifies High-Performing Programs for Digitalizing Public Services
November 09, 2022
A new study identifies high-performing programs that governments in Latin America and the Caribbean can leverage to digitalize public services with a staggering return on investment.