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

IDB, Green Climate Fund Endorse Program to Promote E-Mobility in Latin America, Caribbean

November 10, 2022
The IDB endorsed a partnership with the Green Climate Fund to create the first regional program to promote electric mobility and green hydrogen.
2022-11-10

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

El Salvador to Upgrade Rural Roads with IDB Loan

October 26, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $100 million loan to enhance rural road connectivity and quality in El Salvador. By upgrading its unpaved roads, the Central American country will boost productivity, competitiveness, and access to public services.
2022-10-19

MDBs’ Climate Finance in Low and Middle-Income Countries Reaches $51 Billion in 2021

October 14, 2022
Climate finance committed by major multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose by more than 24% last year compared to 2020, according to the 2021 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance, published today.
2022-10-14

IDB Approves $106 Million Loan to Revive Tourism in El Salvador

September 27, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $106 million loan to help El Salvador’s tourism industry rebound and grow. The operation is designed to make the sector more competitive by increasing per-visitor spending, creating new jobs, and reducing gender gaps among its workers. It also aims to make the country’s tourist destinations more environmentally sustainable.
2022-09-28

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 Lab’s Call for the Use of Digital Tokens in Biodiversity and Climate Action

June 07, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is launching a call to identify innovative solutions that make use of digital tokens to promote biodiversity conservation and facilitate climate action.
2022-06-07

IDB Study Shows Path to Digitally Transforming Transportation in LAC

May 09, 2022
The report is based on data from an unpublished survey of 223 transportation companies and 96 industry leaders from around the globe. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lags behind on digital technologies in transportation, which presents a major opportunity to boost a key economic sector, an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study finds.
2022-05-10

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