Pilot program uses blockchain to improve youth employment in Costa Rica

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 17:53
The Innovation Lab of the IDB Group (MIF), the Monge Foundation, and BanQu, a for-purpose blockchain as-a-service company, have joined forces to launch a pilot program aimed at improving Costa Rican youth employment outcomes.  This new pilot seeks to provide Costa Rican youth with secure and immutable records of certificate completion from school, internships, and employment using blockchain technology.

Barranquilla, Colombia to host Foromic 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 17:39
The Colombian city of Barranquilla will host the leading event on financial inclusion and business development trends in Latin America and the Caribbean The IDB Group, through its innovation lab MIF, will hold the 21st edition of Foromic, the most important annual event on financial inclusion and business development in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

IDB to invest $50 million in social protection and integral health in Honduras

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 03:00
Project will improve poor sectors’ standard of living by boosting access to health services, strengthening welfare programs More than 400,000 Hondurans from the country’s poorest districts will benefit from a social inclusion network program financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project will focus on the country’s western region, which has been the most affected by poverty, lower education achievements and limited access to health services.

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 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.

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

Honduras to promote social integration and coexistence in vulnerable areas with IDB support

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 06:40
Loan for $17.2 million will support urban infrastructure, social and environmental services, and strengthening of community organizations

IDB to help indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities cope with climate change

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 03:00
About 7,000 people will benefit with a $4.4 million grant to finance irrigation projects, risk prevention and renewable energy The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $4.4 million grant to boost indigenous and Afro-Honduran peoples’ ability to adapt to and mitigate climate change and to reduce their vulnerability to extreme weather events.  The grant, funded by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) of the IDB, amounted to 3.5 million euros. 

IDB loan to benefit 100,000 poor households in rural Honduras

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 03:00
IDB gives $75 million loan for Honduras conditional cash-transfer program The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $75 million loan for the Honduran conditional cash transfer program known as Bono 10,000, to help strengthen the human capital of 100,000 poor households in the country’s rural areas.

IDB President pledges $500 million to support security strategy in Central America

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 14:22
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno today announced that the Bank will provide $500 million over the next two years to support a regional security strategy and national citizen security programs in Central America.