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.

Brazil’s state of Paraná to carry out ambitious public security program

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 03:00
More than 150,000 young people will benefit from “Paraná Seguro,” Brazil’s first public security operation with international funding Brazil’s state of Paraná will carry out an ambitious program of police reform and early social prevention of violence for at risk youth with the support of a $67.2 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

IDB will help the State of Rio Grande do Sul strengthen sustainable fiscal balance

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 03:00
$200 million loan to improve public revenue and water resources management reforms The state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil will receive from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) a $200 million loan to continue its efforts to accelerate fiscal balance in a sustainable way and improve its water resources management.

Coverage and quality of education in Brazilian city to increase with IDB support

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 03:00
Loan for $59 million to benefit more than 5,000 children in the capital of Brazil’s Santa Catarina state  Brazil will support the Project to Expand and Improve Early and Basic Education in the city of Florianópolis to improve educational quality and coverage. The program will be financed with the help of a loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for $59 million. 

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. 

Brazilian state of Alagoas to develop tourism and encourage fiscal sustainability and investment with support from IDB

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 03:00
Loan of $250 million will also contribute to increasing access to water, sanitation and tourism routes Alagoas, a state in the northeast of Brazil, will receive a $250 loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to increase tourism's contribution as a source of economic development and enhance fiscal sustainability. 

Brazil’s Pernambuco state to consolidate its fiscal balance with IDB support

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 03:00
Loan for $400 million to expand revenue collection, improve efficiency and transparency in public spending, and strengthen public and private investment The state of Pernambuco in Brazil will use a loan for $400 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to consolidate its fiscal balance in a program of reforms designed to expand public and private investment on a sustainable basis and raise revenue.

IDB approves loan to increase coverage and quality of education in the state of Amazonas

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 03:00
$151 million loan will improve student performance and supportmanagement and monitoring capacity The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will invest $151 million in a program to accelerate educational progress in the state of Amazonas (PADEAM, after its initials in Portuguese) to improve the quality of educational services and expand access to elementary and secondary education.

Brazil to strengthen legal defense interests with IDB support

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 03:00
A loan for $17.1 million will help achieve greater and more effective legal action of the State’s interests  Brazil will modernize the Office of the Attorney General (AGU) to help achieve greater and more effective legal defense against lawsuits by all government entities—at a state as well as federal level—in a program supported by a $17.1 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

Brazil joins initiative that generates comparable crime indicators

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 03:00
IDB financed system compiles information from 18 other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region Brazil will join a regional system of crime and violence indicators, a tool that enables governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to share and analyze standardized statistical data to better design, implement, and evaluate security policies and programs.