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.

IDB supports the CEO Summit of the Pacific Alliance

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 03:00
Hundreds of businesspeople will join 13 heads of state to discuss ways to deepen public-private cooperation to improve regional trade and investment conditions Around 400 business executives from Latin America and the Caribbean will meet May 23 in Cali, Colombia for a CEO Summit that will take place during the Seventh Presidential Summit of the Pacific Alliance, a trade agreement that aims to achieve free circulation of goods, services, capital and people to boost regional competitiveness. 

Peru to implement social sector reforms with IDB support

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan to the government of Peru to support social sector reform. It is the third of three loans to foster human capital development and increase employment opportunities. 

Paraguay will improve employment opportunities for youth and women with IDB support

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 03:00
$5 million loan will benefit at least 17,800 people over five years The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $5 million to support Paraguay’s efforts to expand the coverage and effectiveness of its employment programs as a means to improve labor productivity and employment. The program will provide new forms of training to youths, half of whom are expected to be women.

IDB and Microsoft to triple funding for a youth training program for Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 03:00
Calgary, CANADA – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Microsoft Corporation will provide $2.8 million to finance job training programs for as many as 6,000 youth across Latin America and the Caribbean, expanding and deepening a partnership that began four years ago.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
Report evaluates Bank’s efforts in measuring its development impact in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made strides to boost transparency, accountability and enhance the development impact of its investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the new edition of the IDB’s 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview.

IDB begins comprehensive support to help Paraguay develop tourism

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 03:00
Paraguay will get a $10 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to develop public tourist attractions, in a bid to create more jobs and improve economic growth.

Peru to receive $100 million for social sector reform

Monday, November 8, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million loan to help Peru further reduce poverty through the strengthening of its principal social protection and labor programs. This is the second programmatic operation in a series of three supporting the governments’ reform plan in these sectors. Part one of the program started in 2009.