Ecuador seeks to improve public sector management with IDB support

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 11:17
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the approval of a $270 million loan to Ecuador to improve the ability of public agencies to provide quality services to citizens.  The country has made ​​significant progress in public administration in recent years, resulting in improved profiles for public employees and better financial management of public administration, among other achievements. 

IDB awards prizes to social innovation projects for inclusion of persons with disabilities

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 19:54
Proposals from Chile, Colombia and Ecuador selected through crowdsourcing and expert evaluations The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the winners of three competitions organized by its Innovation Lab (I-LAB) for social innovation projects designed to promote the economic inclusion of persons with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ecuador to promote financial inclusion for low income inhabitants of remote areas

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 03:00
IDB loan for $10 million will benefit more than 200,000 new users of financial services Low-income Ecuadorians living in remote areas will have access to better financial services in a project supported by a $10 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan.

IDB approves $30 million investment in green fund for Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 03:00
Renewable energy and clean technology companies to benefit from new fund The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan for the Emerging Energy Latin America Fund II, designed to boost the private sector as a driving force in clean technologies and renewable energy in the region.

Ecuador to improve collection and use of criminological information with help from the IDB

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 15:02
$10 million loan will finance data collection and analysis Ecuador will improve the quality of the collection and analysis of criminological information by its law enforcement agencies with a $10 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Ecuador will improve prefeasibility studies for public works with IDB support

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 03:00
Loan for $40 million will help reduce the rate of project incompletion and delays The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $40 million loan to help the government of Ecuador conduct prefeasibility studies for public works.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
Report evaluates Bank’s efforts in measuring its development impact in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made strides to boost transparency, accountability and enhance the development impact of its investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the new edition of the IDB’s 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview.

Agricultural revenues, employment in Latin American tropical areas likely to decline with deforestation ban

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:16
Farmers in Latin America and Caribbean will see billions in lost revenue over the next two decades if a complete ban on deforestation is put in place, highlighting the need for compensatory actions to alleviate poverty in affected rural areas, according to new pilot study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The study also found that a deforestation ban would have a negligible impact on food prices.

IDB launches second phase of public consultation to discuss strategy on Institutions for Growth and Social Welfare

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the second phase of public consultations to discuss its draft strategy on Institutions for Growth and Social Welfare. As a key component of the Ninth General Capital Increase in the Resources of the IDB, the strategy will guide the Bank’s operational and analytical work to improve the institution’s impact on economic growth and social welfare.

Ecuadorean textile firm La Internacional to boost production with IDB assistance

Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank approved loans totaling $25 million to help Ecuador’s denim maker La Internacional S.A. enhance production, modernize its equipment, and acquire and install a new turbine at its small hydroelectric plant.