IDB report underscores social benefits of sports for development but warns against program design flaws

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 09:23
Latin American and Caribbean region lags in sports spending, activity levels Latin American and Caribbean region could get a development boost from sports activities that improve the region’s social and health benefits, provided the programs are properly designed and monitored, according to a report by the Inter-American Development Bank.

IDB Invest invests $5 million in MONI Online in its first operation with a Fintech company

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 16:11
IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, made an investment of $3 million with the digital financial services company MONI Online, which operates primarily in Argentina. The financial structure includes the option to invest an additional $2 million in the company’s next round of equity.

Business Forum brings together private and public sector leaders to promote infrastructure investment and integration

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:41
Argentine ministers and Mendoza governor take part in event held ahead of IDB Annual Meeting MENDOZA, Argentina – The III Business Forum opened today with the participation of nearly 900 business leaders and government officials from 30 countries, who convened to discuss an ambitious agenda focused on boosting investments in infrastructure, promoting regional economies, and speeding up regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Argentina to mobilize private sector financing for infrastructure with IDB support

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:38
IDB approves $500 million investment guarantee facility for Argentina Program will support private investment in infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships Argentina will seek to attract private investment in infrastructure with a $500 million investment guarantee facility from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB highlights innovations for the future in Latin American and Caribbean cities

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:13
Demand Solutions 12th edition emphasized innovative solutions for the creation of sustainable cities MENDOZA, Argentina – The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Annual Meeting opened today in Mendoza, Argentina, with Demand Solutions, the IDB’s flagship innovation and entrepreneurial event that brings together the world’s most creative minds to share disruptive solutions to development challenges.

IDB opens Sidewalk of the Americas art installation in Mendoza

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:44
83 artworks will decorate Paseo Antonio Di Benedetto, one of the cultural hubs of the Argentine city. As part of the III Ibero-American Forum of Mayors, being held in Mendoza, Argentina, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opened the temporary art installation Sidewalk of the Americas, to highlight the region’s immense artistic creativity.

International experts discuss future of water in Latin America and the Caribbean, the region with the highest water availability in the world

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 07:51
The World Water Forum is being held March 18-23 in Brazil’s capital, bringing together the sector’s top specialists. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was in charge of coordinating the Regional Process of the Americas, focusing on the continent’s water resources situation BRASILIA, Brazil – The World Water Forum 2018 opened in Brasilia, Brazil, with a call to make quality water and sanitation access a focal point of the global development agenda.

MERCOSUR Exports Increase as the Bloc’s Integration Strategy Is Revitalized

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 09:09
BUENOS AIRES - Exports of the MERCOSUR bloc grew by 13.8% in 2017 amidst efforts to modernize the integration agreement, according to a report published by the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), part of the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This is the first time that MERCOSUR’s external sales have gone up in five years.

Authorities, experts and business leaders to discuss future of cities, economic growth and investment at IDB Annual Meeting in Mendoza

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 08:17
The media accreditation form is available for journalists The Inter-American Development Bank Group will hold its Annual Meeting in Mendoza, Argentina on March 22-25, with the participation of authorities and leaders from the public and private sectors.

Italy to contribute to IDB Transparency Fund

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 13:47
Italy is joining Norway, Canada and MasterCard as a partner and contributor to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Transparency Fund , a vital tool to help countries strengthen their anti-corruption and pro-transparency reforms. The government of Italy has donated €1 million.