Peru to develop new sustainable energy matrix with support from IDB

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 03:00
$25 million loan to boost use of renewable sources, promote energy efficiency while balancing resource use with social, environmental concerns Peru will develop a new sustainable energy matrix to maximize its natural gas, oil, electricity, and renewable energy resources while taking social and environmental considerations into account with help from a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.  

Nicaragua will improve disaster risk management and climate change adaptation with IDB assistance

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved two loans totaling $10 million to reduce the vulnerability of rural communities in Nicaragua affected by climate change through a program to manage and conserve natural resources and protect watersheds.

Peru to reduce natural disasters vulnerability, boost response capacity with IDB assistance

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 03:00
Peru, the Latin American country most affected by natural disasters, will reduce its vulnerability and improve its disaster response capacity with a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.

Peru fights poverty with IDB assistance

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $6 million loan to assist Peru’s fight against poverty by supporting its efforts to strengthen its conditional cash transfers, healthcare and employment programs and improve the targeting of social services. The program’s main components are:

Institutions in Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Nicaragua win IDB microenterprise awards

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 03:00
Two microfinance institutions from the Dominican Republic and Bolivia, respectively, and a renewable energy company in Nicaragua are this year's winners of the annual awards presented by the Inter-American Development Bank to organizations offering outstanding services to microenterprise in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB and FEMSA Foundation award Water and Sanitation Prize to innovative service operators

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 03:00
Stockholm – Service operators and public officials from Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil and Colombia were recognized for innovative contributions to water and sanitation by the Inter-American Development Bank and FEMSA Foundation today, in the context of World Water Week congress taking place in the Swedish capital. 

Pregnant women in Peru will improve their health via cell phones

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 03:00
In a ground-breaking effort to use cell phone technology to improve access to healthcare, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Cayetano Heredia University of Peru (UPCH) and Movistar have launched a pilot project that will benefit 5,000 low-income pregnant women in Callao, Peru.

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.

IDB to lead regional effort in establishing indicators of child development

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announces the launch of the “Regional Project on Child Development Indicators” project. The objective of the project is to produce, for the first time, statistical data on child development outcomes for children aged 24 to 59 months in Latin America and the Caribbean. Today, there are no comparable indicators for the region.