Ecuador to strengthen its fiscal sustainability with IDB support

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 22:14
$500 million in financing will protect macroeconomic stability and social spending Ecuador will strengthen its fiscal sustainability with $500 million in financing approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB launches Superheroes of Development contest to recognize executing agencies

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 18:41
In its second edition, the call for proposals will be open from March 4th to May 17th, 2019. The Superheroes of Development Award will recognize executing agencies of IDB-financed projects that have successfully addressed challenges during its implementation. The contest will identify eight finalists from across Latin America and the Caribbean who will travel to IDB’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present their solutions.

Suriname to improve health services’ delivery with IDB support

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:45
$20 million loan will help Suriname’s health sector to deal with challenges posed by non-communicable and communicable diseases The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a $20 million loan which will improve access to high-quality, well-integrated primary care services as well as enhance the effectiveness of Suriname’s health sector to address priority epidemiological challenges throughout the country.

IDB launches initiative to promote savings for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 15:12
The Retirement Savings Laboratory will carry out pilot programs to encourage more workers in the region to save for their old age. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today presented the Retirement Savings Laboratory, a project that seeks to increase the number of people saving for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB supports program to strengthen management, foster economic growth and employment in Argentine provinces

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 03:00
Project will promote private and public investment improvements at provincial level, help reform the federal tax system and strengthen decision-making bodies Argentina will implement a program to promote economic growth and employment in its provinces through income, spending and public investment management improvements as well as investment projects execution with help from a $120 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Pensions at risk for 80 millon people in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 03:00
In the absence of reforms, the growing middle class may be vulnerable to poverty in old age Experts and policy makers gathered today at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to discuss the future of pensions in Latin America and the Caribbean. A panel discussion moderated by CNN journalist Gabriela Frias explored different policy approaches to ensure greater coverage and sustainability of pension systems in the region.

Young innovators from Latin America and the Caribbean to share their game-changing ideas at one-day Conference at the IDB

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 03:00
Demand Solutions will feature presentations by top international experts on the sharing economy, entrepreneurship, gamification for social innovation, 3D printing as a development tool and other topics, as well as the opportunity to learn about 16 young Latin Americans who have come up with disruptive ideas for solving pressing development issues in Latin America – and around the world.

Inter-American Development Bank changes date of CFO appointment

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 23:35
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that the effective date of Gustavo de Rosa’s appointment as General Manager of the Finance Department and Chief Financial Officer will be postponed from November 1, 2014 to January 31st, 2015. De Rosa’s appointment was announced in July 2014. This postponement reflects the current workload at the Office of Risk Management as it continues to develop the Bank’s new Capital Adequacy Policy. 

IDB Group Governors Review Progress in Private Sector Reform Proposal

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 03:00
The Committees of the Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) met yesterday to assess progress in the development of a renewed vision for the activities of the IDB Group with the private sector.

IIC Launches $80 Mln Initiative to Improve SME Corporate Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
New initiative to help export-oriented SMEs to meet international best practices in corporate governance, facilitating access to long-term financing The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) is launching a new $80 million initiative for direct lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The initiative will provide loans and technical assistance packages to help export-oriented SMEs meet emerging international best practices in corporate governance.