Eric Parrado appointed as new chief economist for the IDB

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 16:01
The Inter-American Development Bank announced today that starting March 1 Eric Parrado Herrera will take over as the new chief economist and general manager of the IDB’s Research Department. A Chilean national, Parrado is Professor of Economics and Finance at the ESE Business School of Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, and visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the Central European University. 

Latin American and Caribbean exports rise but at a slower rate

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 12:13
Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean hit their highest level in six years thanks to a 9.9 percent increase in 2018, albeit amid growing downside risks in the future, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank. The region exported $1.08 trillion last year. While this is the highest level since record exports in 2012, the rise fell short of the 12.2 percent growth rate for 2017. The region’s performance also lagged a worldwide trade increase of 11.6 percent for the Jan-Sept period (compared to the same period the previous year).

Government spending waste costs Latin America and Caribbean 4.4% of GDP: IDB study

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 15:05
Inefficiencies and fraud in procurement, civil service and targeted transfers could be as large as $220 billion a year Report includes policy recommendations to improve spending in healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety

The IDB and Miami Dade College select eighteen startups from Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida to participate in Demand Solutions Miami 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:58
Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host Demand Solutions Miami on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Eighteen startups in design, fashion, gastronomy, music and multimedia have been selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind conference that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship that improves lives.

Better governance and greater integration to determine fate of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 03:00
New Atlantic Council report commissioned by IDB offers contrasting scenarios for crime, democracy, trade and economic growth The Atlantic Council today released "Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios," a report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that looks at how the region's countries could evolve over the next 14 years, underscoring how more integration and better governance hold the key to greater prosperity.

Colombia to deepen reforms in its health care system with the IDB

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 03:00
Loan for $250 million will support measures to increase efficiency and equity in health services  Colombia will strengthen its health care system through a model that emphasizes prevention with the help of a programmatic policy-based loan for $250 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

Many hospitalizations due to chronic disease preventable, IDB study shows

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 03:00
Seminar in Bahia addresses epidemic of chronic disease in Latin America and the Caribbean Early interventions and improved primary care could prevent more than six million annual hospitalizations in Latin America and the Caribbean due to chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shows.

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.

Colombia to improve poor families’ health, nutrition, and education with IDB assistance

Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $220 million loan to support Colombia’s Familias en Acción conditional cash transfer program aimed at improving the health, nutrition and education of poor families. Familias en Acción, Colombia’s highly-successful conditional cash transfer program, was established in 2001 with the dual objective of contributing to poverty reduction through direct cash transfers to families, and stimulating household investment in child health and education.

The IDB and Microsoft Research invest US$250,000 on five Latin American scientific research proposals

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 03:00
Funds help support the LACCIR Virtual Institute’s efforts to foster innovation in the region Projects cover topics such as Education, Healthcare, and Earth, Environment and Climate Change  The Latin American and Caribbean Collaborative ICT Research (LACCIR) Virtual Institute announced the five winning research proposals, presented by academic researchers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay, chosen to receive funds from a US$250,000 grant provided by the Inter-American Development Bank