University of the West Indies to establish Caribbean Competitiveness Center with support from IDB and the United Kingdom

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 03:00
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will help create a new Caribbean Competitiveness Center at the University of the West Indies (UWI) with a US$750,000 grant. 

IDB, Caribbean leaders discuss how to achieve resilient growth after the crisis

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 03:00
NASSAU, Bahamas – The Hon. Hubert Alexander Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) President Compton Bourne opened today a forum that brings together the Governors of the IDB from Caribbean member countries with other government officials, policymakers, members of academia and businessmen.

Nicaragua will improve disaster risk management and climate change adaptation with IDB assistance

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved two loans totaling $10 million to reduce the vulnerability of rural communities in Nicaragua affected by climate change through a program to manage and conserve natural resources and protect watersheds.

IDB approves $14 million for biodiversity conservation program for Bolivia

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $14 million program for the conservation of the Andean ecosystems.

Institutions in Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Nicaragua win IDB microenterprise awards

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 03:00
Two microfinance institutions from the Dominican Republic and Bolivia, respectively, and a renewable energy company in Nicaragua are this year's winners of the annual awards presented by the Inter-American Development Bank to organizations offering outstanding services to microenterprise in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB and FEMSA Foundation award Water and Sanitation Prize to innovative service operators

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 03:00
Stockholm – Service operators and public officials from Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil and Colombia were recognized for innovative contributions to water and sanitation by the Inter-American Development Bank and FEMSA Foundation today, in the context of World Water Week congress taking place in the Swedish capital. 

Bolivia obtains IDB support for employment programs

Friday, September 3, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan to help Bolivia expand the coverage and effectiveness of its programs for job seekers.  The employment programs, implemented by the country’s Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Social Security (MTEPS), seek to better incorporate job seekers into the labor market.

Regional electrical integration advances in Central America

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 03:00
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Senior officials in the Central America’s electricity sector yesterday proposed concrete plans and agreements that will permit the comprehensive operation of a Regional Electrical Market (MER) before the end of 2011.

IDB to lead regional effort in establishing indicators of child development

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announces the launch of the “Regional Project on Child Development Indicators” project. The objective of the project is to produce, for the first time, statistical data on child development outcomes for children aged 24 to 59 months in Latin America and the Caribbean. Today, there are no comparable indicators for the region.