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.

Paraguay to increase foreign direct investment and employment with IDB support

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 03:00
Loan will finance a finance strategic planning, training, and institutional modernization for investment promotion The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan to Paraguay for $10 million to finance a program aimed at increasing foreign direct investment and job creation.

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.

Peru’s Edyficar to provide housing access and finance to low-income individuals with IDB support

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 03:00
Edyvivienda program to benefit 20,000 families at Base of the Pyramid over five years

Peru will protect forests while improving rural livelihoods with $50 million from the Forest Investment Program

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 03:00
Peru has secured $50 million in funding from the Forest Investment Program (FIP) to be invested in activities that will fight deforestation and forest degradation throughout the country. The Forest Investment Plan of Peru (FIP-PE) was approved in the FIP Sub Committee that took place in Washington, DC on October 30th.

IDB facilitates investments in shared value by Latin American and Caribbean companies

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 03:00
Inter-American Development Bank and Nestlé co-host creating Shared Value Global Forum 2013 in Cartagena The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has allocated $750,000 to support clients from its private-sector portfolio in implementing initiatives to create shared value. A company creates shared value when it addresses economic and social problems in a community, not only making itself more competitive, but creating benefits for workers and their families.

Peru will improve information available on public sector employees with a $10 million IDB-supported program

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $10 million to fund a project to provide Peru with a comprehensive system for managing the payroll system of central and sub-national government employees to help increase efficiency in public spending.