IDB President Goldfajn Presents Vision and Priorities in Inaugural Address

January 12, 2023
In his inaugural address today the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn, laid out his vision and priorities to make the IDB the most trusted, agile and important development partner for Latin America and the Caribbean.
2023-01-12

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

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

Governments Nominate Five Candidates for IDB Presidency

November 12, 2022
Member countries have proposed five candidates for the position of President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The nomination period closed on Friday, November 11, 2022.
2022-11-12

IDB Lab Announces Results of the BlueTech for Waste Challenge

October 27, 2022
The Innovation Lab of the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Lab, announces the six proposals selected in the BlueTech for Waste Challenge that will contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago.
2022-10-27

IDB Announces Start of the Process for the Election of President

September 28, 2022
Member countries can propose candidates The Office of the Secretary of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has notified the Bank’s Governors that the process to nominate candidates to be the organization’s next President is now open. IDB Governors can nominate candidates within the next 45 days.
2022-09-28

Statement on the Presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank

September 26, 2022
The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), following the unanimous recommendation by the Board of Executive Directors, has resolved that Mr. Mauricio Claver-Carone will cease to hold the office of President of the Bank, effective on September 26, 2022. 
2022-09-26

IDB and UPU Unite to Modernize Postal Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) signed an agreement to modernize and transform postal services in Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to promote regional integration and trade, strengthen value chains and foster the digital economy.
2022-08-23

IDB Enables Brazil's Immense Investment Opportunities, Approves Infrastructure Credit

June 15, 2022
On the final day of the Brazil Investment Forum (BIF), Latin America's largest foreign-investment event, IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone reinforced the institution's commitment to enabling vital foreign direct investment and public-private partnerships for the country's sustainable and inclusive development, while announcing the approval of a $150 million infrastructure loan.
2022-06-15

IDB to Support Ministry of Economy in Brazil's Path to OECD Accession

June 14, 2022
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Brazilian Deputy Minister of Economy Marcelo Guaranys signed a commitment to broaden technical support for the Brazilian Ministry of Economy to align its policies with the best practices of OECD countries. A recent IDB study outlines efforts the Ministry has undertaken that follow OECD practices and contribute to the country's efforts to accede.
2022-06-14