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.

Better management of tight budgets could help Latin American and Caribbean governments to raise living standards - OECD/IDB

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 03:00
SANTIAGO, Chile – Governments in Latin America will need to improve public sector management and capacity – including budget allocation – to compensate for the pressure on public finances from sliding commodity prices, according to a new report by the OECD and Inter-American Development Bank covering more than 15 countries in the region.

Finance ministers discuss deeper regional integration to stimulate growth and development in LAC

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 03:00
Latin America and the Caribbean is urged to implement a bold integration agenda Finance ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, and the heads of the Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Treasury met today at the IDB to discuss policy options for relaunching regional integration to stimulate growth and contribute to long-term development in the region.

IDB approves a $300 million line of credit to help Ecuador maintain its social spending in case of economic shocks

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the approval of a stand-by line of credit for up to $300 million to help Ecuador protect its social spending from potential external economic shocks. The stand-by credit line, which will be in place for three years, will allow the government of Ecuador to temporarily sustain its levels of spending in programs to reduce poverty should exogenous events limit its revenues.

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

IIC launches InvestAmericas, a platform to foster financing for small and medium-sized enterprises

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 03:00
Innovative initiative to put SMEs in contact with local and international investors GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador – The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) is introducing InvestAmericas, an innovative online platform that will connect Ecuadorean companies seeking financing from local and international investors. The presentation took place during FOROMIC, the most important microfinance event in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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.

Ecuador to promote financial inclusion for low income inhabitants of remote areas

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 03:00
IDB loan for $10 million will benefit more than 200,000 new users of financial services Low-income Ecuadorians living in remote areas will have access to better financial services in a project supported by a $10 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan.

IDB disburses first loan under women entrepreneurshipBanking initiative

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 18:10
Loan proceeds and technical resources to Banco Pichincha will benefit women-owned SMEs in Ecuador and promote more inclusive financing models The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) disbursed this week $5.1 million of a $12.8 million loan to Banco Pichincha in Ecuador—the first transaction under the IDB’s recently launched women entrepreneurshipBanking (weB) initiative.