Honduras to Improve Water and Sanitation Services with IDB Support

September 21, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved up to $56.1 million in financing to enhance the continuity of and quality of access to water and sanitation services for the residents of Honduras’s Central District. The program’s reforms will consolidate municipal control over this the services and enhance the sector’s governance and management, in the context of climate change.

Caribbean Water Utilities to Join Insurance Collective Segregated Portfolio

September 19, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is leading the structuring of the Caribbean Water Utility Insurance Collective Segregated Portfolio (CWUIC SP) to support disaster response and recovery. The IDB has worked closely with CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) and the UK Government to establish CWUIC as a segregated portfolio (SP) within CCRIF SPC together with Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and The Coca Cola Foundation.

IDB and Government of Israel to Boost Innovation at Water, Sanitation and Energy Companies

September 12, 2023
Ideas in Action 2023 seeks to support public, private, or mixed water, sanitation or energy service providers—as well as energy ministries in Latin America and the Caribbean—that have management and process challenges, and connect them with innovative solutions.

IDB Forms New International Partnerships to Scale Up Development of Green Bond Markets

September 06, 2023
CARTAGENA, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced three new partnerships with international development organizations to support the development of green bond markets in Latin America and the Caribbean and other emerging markets. The partnerships were announced during the Finance in Common Summit, which is taking place on September 4-6 in Cartagena, Colombia. 

Colombia to Boost Urban Sustainability and Equity in Barranquilla with IDB Support

September 05, 2023
The lnter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million loan and $6.12 million grant designed to make the city of Barranquilla a more equitable and sustainable place. This operation aims to promote sustainable use of strategic ecosystems, increase equitable access to public spaces with a focus on social inclusion, and help integrate migrants and vulnerable groups.

IDB Calls for Greater Collaboration with Public Development Banks to Mobilize Resources for SDGs, Climate Change

September 04, 2023
CARTAGENA, Colombia – Inter-American Development Bank President Ilan Goldfajn called for greater collaboration between multilateral and public development banks to mobilize more resources towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals and addressing climate change during the Finance in Common Summit (FiCS). 

IDB Coordinates Focus on the Americas at World Water Week 2023

August 21, 2023
Latin America and the Caribbean, like the rest of the world, must embrace innovation to enhance water-related solutions for societies and economies. This is the central theme of the Focus on the Americas sessions at World Water Week 2023, the preeminent international platform for discussions within the water and sanitation sector.

IDB Launches ‘Amazonia Forever,’ an Umbrella Program to Boost Coordination for Amazon Region

June 30, 2023
SÃO PAULO – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today launched Amazonia Forever, a holistic umbrella program that aims to scale up financing, share strategic knowledge for decision-makers, and enhance regional coordination to accelerate the sustainable, inclusive and resilient development of the Amazon region.