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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $14 million program for the conservation of the Andean ecosystems.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 03:00
Panama will expand coverage and improve the quality of water supply services and sewer systems in cities near its capital and in its central and western provinces with a $40 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank.