Crime exacts steep social, public and private costs in Latin America and Caribbean: IDB study

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 03:00
Annual costs of crime and violence estimated at $261 billion for region; impacts vary among and within countries Violence and crime impacts much higher than for developed nations Report calculates foregone income of murder victims, imprisoned individuals A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates the direct annual cost of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at $261 bill

Better governance and greater integration to determine fate of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 03:00
New Atlantic Council report commissioned by IDB offers contrasting scenarios for crime, democracy, trade and economic growth The Atlantic Council today released "Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios," a report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that looks at how the region's countries could evolve over the next 14 years, underscoring how more integration and better governance hold the key to greater prosperity.

IDB and government of Argentina launch Security Week to discuss crime and violence in Latin America and Caribbean

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 03:00
· Almost 135.000 victims of murder in the region last year; cost of crime estimated at $120 billion · Studies on violence in cities, police communications to be unveiled The Inter-American Development Bank and the Ministry of Security of Argentina today launched the 8th Annual Security Week, aiming to promote more dialogue and knowledge exchange on crime and violence, with a focus on transparency and on police reforms.

IDB Hosts Capitol Hill Event on US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 21:31
US Members of Congress Recognize IDB for its Leadership on Caribbean Development On June 15, 2016, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) co-hosted an event on Capitol Hill on “Opportunities and Challenges for the United States and Caribbean Region." A highlight of this IDB-CCAA event was remarks by Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the lead co-sponsors of H.R. 4939, the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (H.R.

IDB and OAS urge Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen cybersecurity

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 03:00
Report shows the region has “potentially devastating” vulnerabilities Four out of five countries lack a cybersecurity strategy Leaders of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS) today called on the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to step up their efforts on cybersecurity following the release of a new study, carried out by the two institutions with the support of Oxford University.

IDB to help Bahamas reduce crime and violence

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$20 million loan to help reduce crime and violence in The Bahamas, targeting at risk youths and strengthening institutional capabilities of the justice system, among other actions.

IDB and YouthBuild International sign violence prevention agreement for The Bahamas and El Salvador

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the YouthBuild International (YBI) signed an agreement to apply the YouthBuild model for at-risk youth in The Bahamas and El Salvador

IDB to support improved crime data for Caribbean region

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 03:00
Six Caribbean countries will conduct victimization surveys in an effort to improve the scope and depth of their crime statistics with the aim of securing better information to implement evidence-based policies that combat violence.

Bolivia will improve urban restructuring in La Ceja with IDB loan

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 03:00
A $47 million loan will focus on supporting the Autonomous Municipal Government of El Alto in developing its urban infrastructure, citizen services and planning capabilities.

IDB announces the winners of the Call for Proposals for Civil Society projects for poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 11:26
Seven civil society organizations will receive $7 million to execute projects that will benefit low- income communities and vulnerable groups in Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru