Government spending waste costs Latin America and Caribbean 4.4% of GDP: IDB study

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 15:05
Inefficiencies and fraud in procurement, civil service and targeted transfers could be as large as $220 billion a year Report includes policy recommendations to improve spending in healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety

Introducing the winners of the ALAS-IDB 2017 Awards

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 19:00
In a highly competitive edition, among the winners of the awards that celebrate educational innovation for early childhood development we find Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala. Washington, DC, Nov 9.

Shakira and the Inter-American Development Bank President present the ALAS-IDB 2016 Awards finalists

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 03:00
Washington, DC, Oct. 16.- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, international artist and education activist Shakira and the ALAS Foundation are joining forces again to recognize and reward the early-childhood education improvement and innovation champions in our region.

Latin America and the Caribbean faces critical skills gap, IDB study finds

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 03:00
· Despite spending more than 5% of GDP on education and skills programs, region lags many peer nations · Government actions key to forming workforce capable of dealing with future challenges MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Despite well-intentioned efforts, many government programs fail to provide Latin American and Caribbean children and adults with the skills they need to thrive, the Inter-American Development Bank’s 2017 flagship study finds.

The IDB and Miami Dade College select eighteen startups from Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida to participate in Demand Solutions Miami 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:58
Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host Demand Solutions Miami on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Eighteen startups in design, fashion, gastronomy, music and multimedia have been selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind conference that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship that improves lives.

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.

Ecuador will improve comprehensive care for children under age five with IDB support

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 03:00
IDB loan for $40 million will benefit 35 parishes in the most vulnerable areas of the coast, the highlands, and the Amazon Ecuador will help foster the comprehensive development of children under age five living in vulnerable areas through the improvement of improving maternal and child health, nutrition, and early education activities with the help of a loan for $40 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

IDB, ALAS Foundation announce winners of early childhood development awards

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 03:00
A Mexican teacher, an illustrated book about a girl with autism, a center for children with HIV/ AIDS and a Brazilian NGO dedicated to improving the health of children from poor families won awards from the Inter-American Development Bank and the ALAS Foundation for their outstanding contributions to early childhood development.

Ecuadorian university to expand access to higher education opportunities to lower-income students with IDB support

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 03:00
$15 million IDB loan to allow university to expand affordable high-quality education to an additional 5,000 students Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, a socially inclusive Catholic university in Ecuador, will get a $15 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance its expansion, including the construction of new buildings, purchase of equipment, and the creation of a student loan fund.

IDB approves $46 million to improve educational quality in Colombia

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $46 million to reduce educational lags and inequities and improve coverage in Colombia.  The new program, which will be carried out by Colombia’s Ministry of Education, will modernize management of educational institutions, implement programs of citizenship skills in basic education, and modernize the provision of technical and technological education.