Honduras to boost health services for poor mothers and children with IDB assistance

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $27.5 million loan to help enhance the coverage and quality of health services in Honduras, mostly among poor women and their children. The funds will strengthen health management decentralization, with a particular focus on the departments of La Paz, Intibucá, Copán, Lempira, Gracias a Dios, Olancho, Ocotepeque, Santa Bárbara, and Cortés, and reinforce the Health Ministry’s leadership role.

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.

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.

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.

Guatemala to improve health and nutrition in rural populations with IDB support

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 03:00
Guatemala will improve access and quality of health and nutrition services for its most vulnerable citizens with a $35 million loan approved by the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Statement of the President of the IDB on the impact of Agatha in Central America

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 03:00
On the destruction caused by tropical storm Agatha in Central America, the President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno issued the following statement:

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.

IDB will finance eight projects aimed at improving the business environment

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 03:00
Eight organizations and researchers will receive financing from the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) to carry out activities and studies with the goal of improving registration procedures and management of businesses in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB sees turning point in remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 03:00
MEXICO CITY – Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean are showing signs of stabilizing and could register a single-digit increase this year, following last year’s sharp drop due to the global economic crisis, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno said today.