Microfinance lending in Latin America and the Caribbean rose 13 percent in 2009

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 03:00
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Lending by microfinance institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean grew at a slower pace in 2009, following an economic slowdown triggered by the global financial crisis and changes in the business environment.

Ministers to discuss development impact of culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 03:00
Cultural ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean will gather at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to discuss how cultural policies and activities can help bring about economic and social development in the region. The IDB 2010 Seminar on Culture and Development will be held by the IDB’s Cultural Center, with co-sponsorship by the Inter-American Culture and Development Foundation, on Tuesday, September 28 at the Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. 

IDB launches Call for Proposals to expand integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a Call for innovative proposals for public goods that promote regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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.

IDB supports youth development to improve their economic opportunities

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 03:00
More than 360 specialists in entrepreneurship, employment, and youth development are meeting with youth leaders from 62 countries to share lessons learned and new ideas to boost economic and business opportunities and generate income for young people. The 2010 Global Youth Enterprise and Livelihoods Development Conference is being carried out at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB, partners seek sustainable tourism projects for coastal and freshwater destinations

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 03:00
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank group, and two partners are seeking sustainable tourism proposals for coastal, waterway, and island destinations that protect the environment and strengthen the heritage and livelihoods of the local population.

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 supports Mexico´s economic recovery and fiscal sustainability with $1 billion loan

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank today approved a $1 billion loan to support the consolidation of Mexico’s fiscal sustainability as well as its economic recovery.

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.