IDB Lab Launches Call to Manage Chemicals and Hazardous Waste in the Caribbean

April 19, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, convened the BlueTech for Waste Challenge, an initiative to find innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in twelve countries in the Caribbean. This call is made in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through its Global ISLANDS program, in order to protect human health and the environment and address the climate vulnerabilities of the region.
2022-04-19

IDB Financed a Record $4.5 Billion in Climate Change-Related Activities

April 05, 2022
IDB Launches 2021 Sustainability Report Focused on Integrated Climate Action Last year, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) financed a record $4.5 billion in activities related to climate change, according to its 2021 Sustainability Report. These resources, which account for 30% of the Bank’s total annual approvals, are benefiting the region through loans, grants, technical cooperation, guarantees, and equity investments.
2022-04-05

AWEX of Belgium and the IDB establish alliance for sustainable development in the Amazon

March 17, 2022
Agence Wallonne à l’Exportation et aux Investissements Etrangers (AWEX) has contributed $2 million to support IDB’s Amazon Initiative.  
2022-03-17

Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic are Recovering, but Face Challenges

March 14, 2022
According to the latest IDB Group report, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic have already recovered pre-pandemic economic activity levels. During 2021 the IDB Group approved $3.38 billion in financing to support the productive sector, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, employment, value chains, and digitalization.  
2022-03-14

Korea Contributes $4 Million to IDB Fund to Strengthen Public Sector Capacity

March 01, 2022
Korea-IDB partnership to expand with a new contribution to the Korea Public Capacity Building Fund (KPC) managed by the IDB. This contribution is the first installment of a $20 million pledge made by Korea to the KPC in late 2021.
2022-03-01

IDB Approves Additional $1.8 Billion for Sustainable Development, Integration in LAC

December 08, 2021
Resources approved this week will promote sustainability and inclusion policies and programs in Barbados, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, as well as economic integration among the River Plate Basin countries. More than 70% of approved resources, or $1.3 billion, were assigned to Brazil. The IDB will release its total 2021 loan and operations amounts by December 17. The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved five operations this week, to
2021-12-08

Inter-American Development Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation Announce Energy Partnership

October 12, 2021
In continuation of efforts to develop novel MDB finance mechanisms on climate change and ongoing discussions with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the IDB and the Rockefeller Foundation have announced a partnership to jointly support the expansion of energy access, a green energy transition, and job creation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-10-12

IDB Lab and the IDB Announce the Results of the Silver Economy Challenge

October 05, 2021
Nine proposals are selected to design their projects to help improve the inclusion of older persons The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, have announced the results of the Silver Economy Innovation for Inclusion Challenge.  The challenge aims to turn aging into an engine for social inclusion and economic recovery.
2021-10-05

Netflix Joins IDB to Promote Skills-Learning and Growth of Region’s Entertainment Industry

August 18, 2021
Streaming entertainment service partners with Bank to promote the development of 21st century skills, including in the digital and creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging its expertise to help address skills shortages in the region’s entertainment industry and to develop new opportunities to improve education and in
2021-08-18