IDB Group and Civil Society discuss sustainable development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 19:00
More than 500 civil society representatives from 26 nations and international experts share knowledge on innovation from the perspective of future jobs, intelligent cities, the digital economy and social innovation SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia – More than 500 representatives from Latin American and Caribbean Civil Societies organizations met in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with senior Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) officials to discuss ways to put innovation at the service of sustainable development.

Robotlution: A new IDB publication on the automation of employment and how it will impact productivity

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 03:00
Mexico and Brazil are leading the region in the use of robots: one to two robots per thousand workers  Will robotization destroy or displace jobs or will it create new, more sustainable ones? Can technological change play a part in reducing inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean? These are some of the key questions that 40 international experts responded to in “Robotlution.

IDB and MetLife Foundation partner to help people save for a more secure retirement

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 03:00
Pension savings plan expected to impact 400,000 independent workers and low-income people across Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group and the MetLife Foundation announced today that they will jointly fund a regional project to promote pension savings among independent workers and the low-income population.

Ecuador to improve provision of social services with support from IDB

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 03:00
Loan of $80 million earmarked for new headquarters to host social services-related ministries

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 skills-based human resources development in Mexico

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 03:00
Bank’s $170 million loan to help improve employment prospects for graduates of technical upper secondary education, vocational training, and job-skills development

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. 

IDB awards prizes to social innovation projects for inclusion of persons with disabilities

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 19:54
Proposals from Chile, Colombia and Ecuador selected through crowdsourcing and expert evaluations The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the winners of three competitions organized by its Innovation Lab (I-LAB) for social innovation projects designed to promote the economic inclusion of persons with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB lends Mexico $300 million for labor market program

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 03:00
Program will benefit some 10 million job seekers The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a $300 million loan to Mexico to continue supporting a program aimed at creating quality jobs, providing training, and increasing worker productivity. The program will benefit some 10 million people over a period of five years and result in about 4 million job placements.

Ecuador expands access to microcredit with IDB support

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 03:00
Loan for $50 million will benefit up to 25,000 microentrepreneurs, particularly women Ecuador will expand access to microcredit, particularly among low-income women, through a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) aimed at increasing employment opportunities and reducing poverty.