Latin America and Caribbean Need to Reduce Gender Gap in Digital Transformation

June 23, 2022
An Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and IDB Lab study reveals that 62% of representatives of major institutions and entities in the digital ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean think the digital gender gap is a problem in their respective countries. The same proportion believe that women have little participation in digital transformation processes because of a lack of skills and competencies.
2022-06-23

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

Government of Belize, Taiwan, and IDB Form Agreement to Boost Jobs and Recovery

May 26, 2022
A newly signed agreement would mark the first-of-its-kind commitment between the IDB and Taiwan that pledges to create employment opportunities and foster the economic recovery of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), empowering and promoting gender and diversity in Belize. Taiwan’s ICDF to provide a financial contribution of $5 million to complement IDB’s program.
2022-05-26

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The report is based on data from an unpublished survey of 223 transportation companies and 96 industry leaders from around the globe.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

PPP Americas Event Highlights Infrastructure Needs and Opportunities in the LAC Region

December 09, 2021
SÃO PAULO — In the challenging context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launches the 10th edition of PPP Americas, the principal forum on public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event aims to help jump-start economic recovery in in the region by supporting the use of PPP approaches and fostering better planning and maintenance of infrastructure projects.
2021-12-09

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

IDB Lab Participates in a Pioneering Fund to Help Finance Climate Change Adaptation

November 08, 2021
The first regional microfinance loan fund for climate change adaptation will go to rural areas of Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Central American countries. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has participated in the creation of a pioneering fund to provide microfinance loans for climate change adaptation to small farmers in Latin America.
2021-11-08

Startups and Investors from Latin America and the Caribbean Gathered at IDB Lab Forum

October 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank Group’s flagship event ended after three days of panels on innovative entrepreneurship and its role in the region’s post-pandemic recovery. Innovative entrepreneurship and the role of digital solutions, new technologies, and business models to speed up an inclusive, green, and resilient recovery of the region were the three pillars of the first edition of IDB Lab Forum.
2021-10-28

IDB Lab Partners with Circulate Capital to Combat Ocean-Bound Plastics

October 25, 2021
The innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, IDB Lab, announces a USD$4 million investment commitment, along with an additional technical cooperation grant of $500,000, to support innovative solutions to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste ending up in the oceans and waterways of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
2021-10-25

New IDB Publication Focuses on Closing the Gender Gaps in the World of Work

September 30, 2021
The publication performs a diagnosis of gender gaps in Central America, Mexico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic and makes recommendations on how to boost female participation at the workplace and increase women’s incomes. The rates of women participation in the workplace in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic have been rising over the past 20 years. However, they remain below the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) average.
2021-09-30