IDB Lab Announces the Results of its Digital Tokens for Biodiversity Challenge

January 04, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, announce the results of their Digital Tokens for Biodiversity Innovation Challenge. This initiative was launched to identify innovative solutions that use these instruments to promote biodiversity conservation and facilitate action in the face of climate change.
2023-01-04

IDB to Support the Region in Implementing the New Global Biodiversity Framework

December 13, 2022
IDB ATTENDS COP15 AS THE LEADING MDB FOR NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is committed to increasing its nature-positive finance and will continue its process to develop a green finance target.  The IDB will also continue leading work with other multilateral development banks (MDBs) to develop a commonly agreed definition of nature-positive finance and a tracking methodology for the second quarter of 2023.
2022-12-13

Ilan Goldfajn Elected IDB President

November 20, 2022
(Updated to add the starting date) Ilan Goldfajn was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today during a Special Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors. The meeting was held at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., with delegations attending virtually and in person. Nominated by Brazil, Goldfajn will take office for a five-year term on December 19, 2022.  
2022-11-20

COP27: Brazil Promotes Sustainable Production Chains in Amazon with IDB Support

November 18, 2022
At 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Brazil inaugurated the second phase of the Sustainable Rural Project – Amazon (PRS Amazon) to promote low-carbon agriculture in the biome.
2022-11-18

IDB Aids Central America and the Dominican Republic with Hurricane Response

November 14, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) activated an emergency response for Central American countries that have been battered in recent months by hurricanes Julia, Fiona and Lisa, as well as other tropical storms and heavy rains, which have triggered floods and mudslides that have taken lives and damaged infrastructure in the region.
2022-11-15

IDB and IDB Invest Provided $26 Billion in Climate Financing over Five Years

November 10, 2022
Investing in climate adaptation can save lives and property, preventing future damage The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest, the IDB Group’s private-sector arm, provided more than $26 billion in climate financing for Latin America and the Caribbean between 2016 and 2021. This figure represents approximately 60% of all climate financing in the region from multilateral development banks during this period.
2022-11-10

IDB Approves $36 Million to Improve Healthcare in Sergipe, Brazil

November 10, 2022
The loan will make possible the acquisition of equipment for a cancer hospital and a maternity hospital in the State. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved this month $36 million loan to improve the quality of health services for the population of Sergipe, Brazil. The project will also modernize healthcare management and expand access to health services.
2022-11-10

IDB Study Identifies High-Performing Programs for Digitalizing Public Services

November 09, 2022
A new study identifies high-performing programs that governments in Latin America and the Caribbean can leverage to digitalize public services with a staggering return on investment.
2022-11-09

MDBs to Expand Support for Countries Seeking Climate-Resilient Sustainable Transition

November 07, 2022
At COP27, MDBs commit to address the challenges of sustainable development, climate change, and biodiversity loss in an integrated way The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and other multilateral development banks (MDBs), which together provided record levels of financing in 2021 to support the green transition, issued a forward-looking joint statement at the COP27 global climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
2022-11-07

The IDB and other IFIs Launch a Climate Finance Video Campaign Ahead of COP27

November 02, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) are for the first time launching a joint video campaign, Investing for a Greener World, to showcase their role in facilitating climate change solutions ahead of COP27.
2022-11-02