Peru to develop new sustainable energy matrix with support from IDB

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 03:00
$25 million loan to boost use of renewable sources, promote energy efficiency while balancing resource use with social, environmental concerns Peru will develop a new sustainable energy matrix to maximize its natural gas, oil, electricity, and renewable energy resources while taking social and environmental considerations into account with help from a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.  

Paraguay to improve urban infrastructure, public transportation with IDB assistance

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 03:00
Paraguay will improve its urban infrastructure and public transportation system with a $125 million credit line from the Inter-American Development Bank.

Peru to reduce natural disasters vulnerability, boost response capacity with IDB assistance

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 03:00
Peru, the Latin American country most affected by natural disasters, will reduce its vulnerability and improve its disaster response capacity with a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.

Brazil to boost tourism in run-up to FIFA World Cup, Summer Olympics with IDB assistance

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 03:00
Rio de Janeiro will upgrade tourism services in coastal and inland areas with $112 million IDB loan  Pernambuco will invest in Costa dos Arrecifes and generate tourism activity in inland areas with $75 million from the IDB Brazil, which will host the next soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, will boost its tourism industry in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco with two loans, totaling $187 million, that were approved by the Int

Peru fights poverty with IDB assistance

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $6 million loan to assist Peru’s fight against poverty by supporting its efforts to strengthen its conditional cash transfers, healthcare and employment programs and improve the targeting of social services. The program’s main components are:

Brazil's São Paulo state gets $162.5 million IDB loan for Mata Atlantica conservation

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 03:00
Brazil’s São Paulo state will get a $162.5 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance the conservation, sustainable use and socio-environmental recovery of its Atlantic forest, one of the planet’s most threatened biotic systems. Only 7.5 percent of the Atlantic forest remains in Brazil.

Banco Continental of Paraguay will expand lending program to SME

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $25 million that will permit Banco Continental S.A.E.C.A. de Paraguay (“BC”) to finance a lending program to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs play a fundamental role in the economy of Paraguay. According to the most recent National Industrial Census, nine out of ten enterprises comprise this segment, generating 80% of total jobs and 60% of gross national product. 

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 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. 

Pregnant women in Peru will improve their health via cell phones

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 03:00
In a ground-breaking effort to use cell phone technology to improve access to healthcare, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Cayetano Heredia University of Peru (UPCH) and Movistar have launched a pilot project that will benefit 5,000 low-income pregnant women in Callao, Peru.