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.

IDB supports the development and strengthening of environmental management in Uruguay

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 03:00
Bank-financed program will increase the quality of environmental evaluations and controls, reduce paperwork, and cut costs  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan for $5 million to support the development and strengthening of environmental management in Uruguay by improving administrative operations of the Ministry of Housing, Land Use Planning, and Environment DINAMA). 

Costa Rica to improve its road and port infrastructure with IDB support

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 03:00
$450 million loan aims to help reduce vehicle operating costs, shorten travel times for passengers and goods, and improve road and port safety 

IDB funds pioneering program for Uruguay’s National Health System

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 03:00
Bank approves $18 million credit line and first loan for $6 million for projects that include electronic medical records throughout the health system The Inter-American Development Bank approved a conditional line of credit for Uruguay for up to $18 million to finance the E-Government Program Management Program in the Health Sector as well as the credit line’s first loan for $6 million.

Central America and Dominican Republic need to boost logistics coordination, IDB studies show

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
Panama Canal expansion will stress intermodal networks and trucking services Participate and follow us on Twitter using #BIDLogistica #IDB2013

Public-private partnerships presented as models to reduce maternal and child health inequities

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
Bill Gates and Carlos Slim support the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative, featured as one of the central issues at IDB’s Annual Meeting Participate and follow us on Twitter using #SM2015 @SM2015_ #IDB2013

IDB President and President Martinelli inaugurate the first Mesoamerican Business Forum

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 03:00
Participate and follow us on Twitter using #IDB2013 The objective: transform Mesoamerica into a more integrated, competitive, and prosperous region

IDB supports increased investment and exports for Uruguay with $550 million loan

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 03:00
The operation is the largest ever for the country and is provided under the Bank’s new deferred drawdown option

Crime cost the country at least $1.2 billion in 2010

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 03:00
The cost of crimes against property and people in Uruguay in 2010 totaled at least $1.2 billion, which was equivalent to 3.1 percent of the country’s gross national product. This was the conclusion of a new study carried out at the country’s Economic Research Center by researchers Aboal Diego, Jorge Campanella, and Bibiana Lanzilotta, with the collaboration of Magdalena Dominguez and Maren Vairo.

Costa Rica boosts its preparedness against natural disasters with help from IDB

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 03:00
$100 million contingent loan will help country cope with earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million contingent loan to help Costa Rica cushion the impact that severe or catastrophic natural disasters could have on its public finances.