IDB Announces Winners of Inaugural Infrastructure 360º Awards

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 03:00
Follow us on Twitter using @the_IDB Winning projects in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Peru exemplify leadership in climate and environment, social impact, governance and innovation

IDB survey finds Latin Americans want more transparency in city governments

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 03:00
Follow us on Twitter using @the_IDB Poll on megacities and infrastructure covered Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City and São Paulo Latin Americans living in major cities want more transparency and participation in local governments’ decisions on new policies and investments involving urban infrastructure, according to results of a groundbreaking survey released by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today.

Who are the region’s high-growth women entrepreneurs and what motivates them?

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 03:00
A new study analyzes their characteristics and challenges The new study “WEGrow: Unlocking the Growth Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean,” finds that these entrepreneurs are opportunity-driven rather than necessity-driven, and that they mention economic independence, passion and creating jobs as their main reasons for launching their business ventures.

Peru is among best countries for women entrepeneurs but can do more

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 03:00
Peru is one of the best countries for women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, but better access to bank finance would help them grow their businesses and contribute much more to growth and job creation, according to the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group.

IDB supports integrated risk management in Panama

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:36
$300 million loan to help improve risk management of macrofinancial financial shocks and natural disasters The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has approved a loan for up to $300 million to the Ministry of the Economy and Finance of Panama to reduce the fiscal risk of macroeconomic, financial, and natural–disasters shocks by improving integrated risk management (IRM).

IDB supports skills-based human resources development in Mexico

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 03:00
Bank’s $170 million loan to help improve employment prospects for graduates of technical upper secondary education, vocational training, and job-skills development

More than 600,000 poor in Mexico to receive access to drinking water with IDB support

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 03:00
Bank loan for $450 million will finance increased water and sanitation coverage in rural areas 

IDB supports expansion of higher education financing in Mexico

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 13:09
A MX$130 million loan will help Corporativo Laudexback thousands more students A loan of up to MX$130 million (around US$10 million) from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)will support efforts by Corporativo Laudex, a Mexican higher education financing company, to expand its portfolio to reach 14,000 low-income students by 2018.

Nicaragua improves ability to respond to natural disasters with IDB support

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:30
$186 million contingent loan will help country with earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $186 million contingent loan to help Nicaragua mitigate the impact that severe or catastrophic natural disasters could have on its public finances.

Peru to increase agricultural productivity with IDB support

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:29
Investment program will promote advanced technology transfer and innovation in agricultural sector Peru will receive a $40 million loan from the Inter-American development Bank (IDB) to help incorporate latest technology in the agricultural sector and close existing productivity gaps.