UK and IDB Sign Joint Statement for Sustainable Development of Amazon Basin

April 18, 2023
The United Kingdom (UK) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) strengthened their commitment to the sustainable development of the Amazon region. Through the signature of a joint statement, the IDB and UK will seek to promote the sustainable development of the Amazon basin with a special focus on forest protection, nature and biodiversity.

IDB and Germany Commemorate Partnership Milestones

April 13, 2023
Germany and the IDB are fostering fiscal policies to address climate change and promoting sustainable, resilient and inclusive economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Ilan Goldfajn and Niels Annen, parliamentary state secretary to Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, met in Washington, D.C., to discuss ongoing joint efforts and celebrate recent achievements of the partnership between the IDB and Germany.

New Canadian Program to Promote Adoption of Nature-Based Solutions

March 19, 2023
PANAMA CITY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Canada have partnered to encourage the adoption of nature-based solutions (NBS) in Latin America and the Caribbean through a new CAD$5 million program funded by the government of Canada.

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 President Meets Governors of Non-Regional Member Countries in Madrid

February 28, 2023
Meeting was first for new IDB President Ilan Goldfajn Spain announced a $2 million contribution to the IDB’s Amazon Initiative

KRIVET Joins IDB Coalition to Promote Transversal Skills for the 21st Century

February 21, 2023
The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean. KRIVET will leverage its expertise to help with technical and vocational education and training to improve learning and boost job creation and growth in the region.

Business Conference Emphasizes Jamaica's Attractive Investment Opportunities

November 28, 2022
Jamaican authorities, private sector leaders, and experts said during the “Invest Jamaica 2022 Conference” that the country is a desirable investment destination due to its geographic location, investor-friendly business environment, and other competitive advantages.

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 UPU Unite to Modernize Postal Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) signed an agreement to modernize and transform postal services in Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to promote regional integration and trade, strengthen value chains and foster the digital economy.

Red Hat and IDB Collaborate to Promote Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 10, 2022
Red Hat, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise open-source solutions, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) formalized their partnership through the signing of an agreement that aims to support digitalization, the strengthening of value chains, and the empowerment of women in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.