Brazil’s state of Parana to receive IDB loan for social protection

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 03:00
Loan for $60 million to improve living conditions in areas of extreme poverty The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a loan for $60 million for a program of social protection and family support in Brazil’s state of Paraná.

São Paulo state to receive $270 million IDB loan to strengthen health care management

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 03:00
Program to implement a model for Brazil’s regional networks  Brazil’s São Paulo state will receive a loan for $270 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to strengthen health care management and implement a regional networks model for the country’s Unified Health System. 

IDB approves $60 million to help 40,000 youth in slums in Rio de Janeiro State cleared of drug-trafficking gangs

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 03:00
Goal is to reduce early pregnancies and truancy and to prepare young people for the labor market  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan to support a Rio de Janeiro State program to integrate into society 40,000 young people who live in favelas cleared of drug-trafficking gangs. 

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 launches new credit facility for banks to expand lending in high social impact sectors

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 03:00
Chile’s BICE and Brazil’s Bicbanco are the first to tap into the IDB’s access2services facility The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a new pilot credit facility for banks in Latin America to boost lending for high social impact sectors. Banco BICE SA of Chile and Brazil’s Banco Industrial e Comercial SA (Bicbanco) are the first financial institutions in the region to tap the resources of this facility to boost lending to health and education.

MIF to inject $4 million in Brazilian seed fund to support investments in southern states

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 03:00
MIF will also provide a $1 million technical cooperation to further develop Latin America’s venture capital industry using Brazil’s expertise The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved a $4 million equity investment in C-Ventures Primus, a Brazilian seed capital fund that will invest in emerging firms located in the states of Santa Catarina, Paraná, and Rio Grande do Sul in sectors ranging from energy and life sciences to digital media and information and communication technologies.

Brazil expands community-based healthcare coverage with IDB support

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 03:00
Project to improve health conditions in Sao Bernardo do Campo through prevention and early detection of chronic illnesses The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)approved a $21.6 million loan to Brazil for the Health Care Modernization and Humanization Program. The total cost of the project is estimated at $43.6 million, with local counterpart funds of $21.6 million.

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.