With IDB Support, Argentina Will Strengthen the Educational Trajectories of Students

May 04, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $150 million loan to strengthen the educational trajectories of children and young people in the Province of Buenos Aires.

With IDB Support, Argentina Will Improve Inclusion of People With Disabilities

May 03, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $265 million loan to improve the social inclusion of people with disabilities. Within the framework of a Results-Based Loan, the program will promote an increase in effective access to rights, services, and basic benefits by people with disabilities who do not have Obras Sociales or prepaid coverage.

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.  

Haiti to Boost Food Security of Vulnerable Groups with IDB Support

November 11, 2022
The IBD approved $60 million grant to improve food security, enhance the medium- and long-term resilience of vulnerable populations in Haiti.

IDB, BNDES Partner to Enable Investment in Water and Sanitation for Vulnerable Groups

August 10, 2022
The two banks signed an agreement to create tools for preliminary assessments of water and sanitation projects, with a focus on remote areas where projects are less viable financially The model to be developed will be key to meeting the goal of universalizing sanitation in Brazil 

Canada to Support IDB Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative

March 29, 2022
The Government of Canada will provide a CAD$1 million (US$798,000) in international assistance funding to the Gender and Diversity Lab (GDLab), the Inter-American Development Bank Group initiative dedicated to high-impact research to support a more inclusive and equitable society in Latin America and the Caribbean. Launched in May of 2021, GDLab promotes, leads and finances high-impact research to advance equality for gender and vulnerable populations.

Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic are Recovering, but Face Challenges

March 14, 2022
According to the latest IDB Group report, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic have already recovered pre-pandemic economic activity levels. During 2021 the IDB Group approved $3.38 billion in financing to support the productive sector, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, employment, value chains, and digitalization.  

IDB approves $300 million to support vulnerable populations in Guatemala

February 16, 2022
The program supports policy measures to improve the quality of social spending, particularly the targeting, governance, and transparency of social protection programs and the comprehensive improvement of the timeliness and quality of managed prenatal, childbirth, and newborn care. The measures promoted with this operation reinforce the commitment to the inclusion of indigenous populations and the implementation of health services with cultural relevance. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million policy support operation t

The IDB launches new Environmental and Social Policy Framework

December 14, 2021
The IDB has launched a new Environmental and Social Policy Framework (ESPF) as part of its commitment to help achieve sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

IDB, IDB Invest and University of the West Indies Sign Landmark Agreement

December 09, 2021
​​​​​Latin America and Caribbean’s leading development bank and one of its top universities to pursue joint research, initiatives, and exchange to help drive economic and social recovery and growth in region. Innovation; digital transformation and inclusion; climate action and resilience are priority areas for expanded collaboration. New phase of cooperation aims to establish UWI as a key academic partner for