Jamaica to strengthen efforts to combat violent crime with help from the IDB

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 19:00
US$20 million loan will train the Jamaica Constabulary Force to improve its handling and processing of murder investigations The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$20 million loan to support the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to measurably increase the conviction rate for murders and other violent crimes. This project aims to help reduce homicides through intensified crime prevention activities as well as to improve the quality and rate of criminal investigations being managed by the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

IDB, Government and private sector discuss ways to ensure Belize’s sustainable development

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 20:43
Belize City, Belize– Top executives from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) visited Belize this week to discuss with key government officials and representatives of the private sector ways of deepening their partnership and cooperation to ensure the country’s sustainable development.

NEO Initiative improves job opportunities for 150,000 youth in Latin American and the Caribbean

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 03:00
Today the leaders and partners of New Employment Opportunities (NEO) hosted a dialogue to explore sustainable, large-scale solutions to the challenge of youth employment in Washington, D.C. Notable speakers and panelists included Brigit Helms, General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF); William S. Reese, President & CEO, International Youth Foundation (IYF); and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft.

The Bahamas will improve skills-based training programs to boost employment and productivity with assistance from the IDB

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 03:00
Program aims to increase the job prospects of unemployed youth and adults, and provide companies with skilled Bahamian workers  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of the Bahamas are partnering in a new jobs initiative to increase workplace skills and improve employability among young people and adults who have had difficulty finding work.

Honduras to launch Ciudad Mujer with IDB support

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 03:00
Loans totaling $20 million to improve living conditions for Honduran women The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two loans totaling $20 million to implement the Ciudad Mujer program in Honduras. The loans, together with a $460,000 grant, will finance technical support needed to adapt the model created in El Salvador – and implemented at four centers located in the departments of Francisco Morazán, Cortés, Olancho and Atlántida – to Honduras’ reality and needs.

IDB Issues New Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) Bond

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 13:29
The Inter-American Development Bank (”IDB”or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA, issued a new $50 million 3-year, fixed-rate note under its Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) Bond program. QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE) is the sole investor in the bond.

IDB launches "Rise Up", a multimedia school kit on climate change for teachers, students and parents

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 03:00
Program offers guides, videos, games and free lesson plans to teach the concepts of sustainability in an interactive and fun way The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched "Rise Up," a free multimedia tool for primary and secondary schools in Latin America and the Caribbean to empower students, parents and teachers to address climate change and improve their quality of life through creative, viable and long-term solutions.

The Inter-American Development Bank joins the Paralympic Movement

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 03:00
Through its contribution, the IDB will support Paralympic sports and foster the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Latin America The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will make a $650,000 contribution to the economic and social inclusion of persons with disabilities through sports in the context of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Better quality of early childhood development key to reduce poverty in Latin America and Caribbean: IDB

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 03:00
Big advances in health and nutrition but poor children lag in cognitive skills Smarter interventions in daycares and homes could have big potential impacts on income distribution Better investments in early childhood programs could yield big development dividends but many programs in Latin America and the Caribbean are underfunded and fail to focus on quality, according to a new report released today by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Peru to improve and expand its single windows for employment and international trade

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank has approved two loans to Peru totaling $50 million with the goals of increasing the scope and quality of services provided by the country’s Employment Centers and facilitating foreign trade.