IDB Lab and Meta Announce Results of the Metaverse Communities Challenge
March 22, 2023
The innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Lab, and Meta announced the ten communities selected to be grantees of the Metaverse Communities Challenge. This Challenge was launched to deepen the understanding of how people explore and build metaverse communities and to contribute to positive social and economic impact for underserved populations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
IDB Lab and Google Launch New Call for Women STEM Entrepreneurs
March 01, 2023
The initiative is aimed at high-growth startups in Latin America and the Caribbean. Call will remain open until March 31, 2023, through the WeXchange platform. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, and its WeXchange platform, which promotes the growth of women entrepreneurs in technology from the region, announce the launch of a new call for applications to connect the most innovative and dynamic women entrepreneurs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in the region with pot
IDB and IDB Invest Study Highlights Opportunities for the Circular Economy in Colombia
December 15, 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean’s financial systems must look at the circular economy not just as a product but also as a systemic approach, to take advantage of its full potential, according to the latest study Financing the Circular Economy: The Colombian Experience, published by the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest, in collaboration with Bancolombia, Banco de Bogotá and Bancóldex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Investment Forum Highlights Foreign Investment Opportunities in Paraguay
September 08, 2022
ASUNCION – Paraguay is well placed to take advantage of the reconfiguration of global and regional value chains and attract more foreign direct investment, setting the stage for more job creation and sustainable growth.
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.
IDB Study Advocates for Agribusiness Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean
July 11, 2022
Book analyzes successful business strategies to conquer international markets, including the incorporation of sustainability practices Study identifies public sector areas of intervention to facilitate agribusiness success Agribusiness in Latin America and the Caribbean could benefit from a productive transformation that facilitates its insertion in global value chains, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest.