IDB begins public consultation on new Private Sector Development Strategy

Friday, January 21, 2011 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is starting the first phase of public consultations on the development of its new Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS).

IDB begins second phase of public consultation on the Strategy on Social Policy for Equity and Productivity

Friday, January 21, 2011 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the second phase of the public consultation on the draft Strategy on Social Policy for Equity and Productivity. 

IDB, JICA to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 03:00
JICA to Provide Concessional Loans Up to $300 Million for Central America and the Caribbean Institutions will Support IDB Energy Innovation Center TOKYO, Japan – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support renewable energy and energy efficiency for the mitigation of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB President Moreno highlights solidity of Latin American and Caribbean economies

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a record number of 170 projects in 2010 totaling an estimated $12.9 billion, as the IDB continues to boost its efforts to help Latin American and Caribbean combat poverty and inequality, and promote sustainable growth.

IDB boosts support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America

Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will boost its support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing as much as $60 million in new financing for Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura S.A. (CIFI).

The Inter-American Development Bank and MTV Latinoamérica Join with Colombian Singer Marre to Promote the need for Road Safety

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 03:00
MIAMI, FL –The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and MTV Latinoamérica today announced that they have joined with the young Colombian singer Marre to promote the IDB’s road safety message “Do your Part—Safe Roads for All.” The public service announcement, which features the young singer, will premiere Wednesday, December 15, on MTV and on www.MTVAgentesDeCambio.com.

IDB projects Latin American exports will have grown by 29 percent in 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 03:00
Latin American exports to the world grew by a projected 29 percent in 2010, to approximately $853 billion, reversing a 23 percent fall in 2009, according to preliminary estimates by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Integration and Trade Sector. Intra-regional exports grew 27 percent, while extra-regional flows expanded nearly 30 percent. Intra-regional trade as a share of Latin America’s total trade with the world stands at an estimated 17.5 percent, slightly lower than last year’s 17.8 percent.

Finance for Climate Action Reaching People Who Need It

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 03:00
CANCUN, MEXICO – From the world’s largest solar power program in North Africa to the greening of Mexico’s buses, more than 40 developing countries have now undertaken climate action with the support of the six billion dollar Climate Investment Funds (CIF). Joined today in Cancun by President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, the multilateral development bank (MDB) presidents heralded the two year old Funds as a path-breaking climate partnership.

In COP16, President Moreno backs creation of Green Fund

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 03:00
The President of the IDB also noted that “CO2 is linked to H2O” in a speech on climate change and water in Latin America and the Caribbean Moreno underscored the importance of energy efficiency The President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno on Dec.

IDB’s President Moreno says greater integration with Asia is helping Latin American growth

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 03:00
Rising trade and investment with Asia has helped increase exports from Latin America and the Caribbean and the region’s contribution to the growth of the world economy, said Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), during his visit to India this week. Higher incomes in Asia, particularly India and China, are opening opportunities for the region’s goods and services, especially high-quality ones: from natural and unique grass fed beef, renowned wines, and specialized coffees to the high-quality services of architects and engineers, Moreno said.