Ecuador will increase rural coverage of water and sanitation services with help from Spain and the IDB

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 03:00
Ecuador will increase the coverage of efficient and sustainable water and sanitation services in rural communities of up to 20,000 inhabitants with a combination of $20 million in grants from the Government of Spain and $30 million in loans from the Inter-American Development Bank, through a program approved today by the IDB’s Board.

Banco Promerica de Costa Rica to increase mortgages and loans for green projects with IDB support

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $15 million loan to Banco Promerica de Costa Rica to help the bank expand its long-term mortgage operations and loans for environmentally sustainable projects.

Panama will expand coverage and quality of water and sanitation services with IDB loan

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 03:00
Panama will expand coverage and improve the quality of water supply services and sewer systems in cities near its capital and in its central and western provinces with a $40 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Regional electrical integration advances in Central America

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 03:00
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Senior officials in the Central America’s electricity sector yesterday proposed concrete plans and agreements that will permit the comprehensive operation of a Regional Electrical Market (MER) before the end of 2011.

IDB to lead regional effort in establishing indicators of child development

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announces the launch of the “Regional Project on Child Development Indicators” project. The objective of the project is to produce, for the first time, statistical data on child development outcomes for children aged 24 to 59 months in Latin America and the Caribbean. Today, there are no comparable indicators for the region.

Scholars stress great integration potential between India and Latin America

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) unveiled today a new study calling for India and Latin America to foster closer economic ties in order to tap into  “massive” trade and investment opportunities between these two distant partners.

IDB to invest $1.8 billion annually in integration projects for Central America, South America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 03:00
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, announced today that under the framework of the Bank’s capital increase, it will allocate about $1.8 billion annually to integration projects for Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

IDB provides $75 million for expansion and improvement of education in Ecuador

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $75 million loan for a project to expand and improve the coverage of educational in outlying and remote areas of Ecuador.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carlos Slim Health Institute, Spain, and the IDB collaborate to improve health of the poor in Mesoamerica

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 03:00
México, D.F. – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Health Institute of the Carlos Slim Foundation, the Government of Spain, and the Inter-American Development Bank have agreed to collaborate in establishing the “Salud Mesoamérica 2015” (SM2015) Initiative. The Initiative’s goal is to reduce health inequities affecting the poorest 20 percent of the population in Central America and Southern Mexico. The Initiative also aims to support the efforts of the governments of this region to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals.

IDB Board of Governors receives General Capital Increase document for formal vote

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 03:00
The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, which oversees the Bank’s operations in representation of the 48 member countries, on Friday received a Report that sets up a formal vote for the Bank’s Ninth General Capital Increase.