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.

Honduras to join regional electricity market

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 03:00
Honduran and IDB authorities sign $22.9 million financing agreement in support of SIEPAC, Central America’s electric interconnection system TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – With Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa as a witness of honor, Finance Minister Wilfredo Cerrato and Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno signed an agreement for $22.9 million in financing for a project to upgrade Honduras’ power infrastructure and support its participation in Central America’s regional electricity market.

Costa Rica to improve its road and port infrastructure with IDB support

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 03:00
$450 million loan aims to help reduce vehicle operating costs, shorten travel times for passengers and goods, and improve road and port safety 

Honduras to expand coverage and quality of health services

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 03:00
IDB loan for $50 million will benefit child and maternal health in the country’s poorest municipalities Honduras will utilize a $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to improve access to quality health services, especially in poor rural areas, enabling the government to double the number of beneficiaries by 2015.

Honduras strengthens efficiency and coverage of Bono 10,000 Program

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 03:00
IDB loan for $100 million will increase the use of services in education, health and nutrition to households in extreme poverty Honduras will improve its efficiency and coverage of the program to support the social safety net known as the Bono 10,000, with a $100 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

Central America and Dominican Republic need to boost logistics coordination, IDB studies show

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
Panama Canal expansion will stress intermodal networks and trucking services Participate and follow us on Twitter using #BIDLogistica #IDB2013

Public-private partnerships presented as models to reduce maternal and child health inequities

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
Bill Gates and Carlos Slim support the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative, featured as one of the central issues at IDB’s Annual Meeting Participate and follow us on Twitter using #SM2015 @SM2015_ #IDB2013

IDB President and President Martinelli inaugurate the first Mesoamerican Business Forum

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 03:00
Participate and follow us on Twitter using #IDB2013 The objective: transform Mesoamerica into a more integrated, competitive, and prosperous region

Honduras to receive $17.2 million from the IDB for main highway

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 03:00
Expansion project to improve road safety on CA-5 Norte The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a $17.2 million loan to support the widening and improvement of CA-5 Norte, the principal highway in Honduras.

Costa Rica boosts its preparedness against natural disasters with help from IDB

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 03:00
$100 million contingent loan will help country cope with earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million contingent loan to help Costa Rica cushion the impact that severe or catastrophic natural disasters could have on its public finances.