Study analyzes challenges faced by Central America as it seeks sustainable development

July 19, 2019
A new publication uses analysis of trade, investment, migration, the financial sector, raw materials, and natural resources to propose policy options The Inter-American Development Bank and the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE Business School have presented in San Jose, Costa Rica, a book entitled “The Future of Central America: Challenges for Sustainable Development”,  w

Barranquilla, Colombia to host Foromic 2018

August 30, 2018
The Colombian city of Barranquilla will host the leading event on financial inclusion and business development trends in Latin America and the Caribbean The IDB Group, through its innovation lab MIF, will hold the 21st edition of Foromic, the most important annual event on financial inclusion and business development in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

IDB to invest $50 million in social protection and integral health in Honduras

September 07, 2016
Project will improve poor sectors’ standard of living by boosting access to health services, strengthening welfare programs More than 400,000 Hondurans from the country’s poorest districts will benefit from a social inclusion network program financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project will focus on the country’s western region, which has been the most affected by poverty, lower education achievements and limited access to health services.

Who are the region’s high-growth women entrepreneurs and what motivates them?

March 13, 2014
A new study analyzes their characteristics and challenges The new study “WEGrow: Unlocking the Growth Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean,” finds that these entrepreneurs are opportunity-driven rather than necessity-driven, and that they mention economic independence, passion and creating jobs as their main reasons for launching their business ventures.

Honduras to expand coverage and quality of health services

June 17, 2013
IDB loan for $50 million will benefit child and maternal health in the country’s poorest municipalities Honduras will utilize a $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to improve access to quality health services, especially in poor rural areas, enabling the government to double the number of beneficiaries by 2015.

Public-private partnerships presented as models to reduce maternal and child health inequities

March 16, 2013
Bill Gates and Carlos Slim support the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative, featured as one of the central issues at IDB’s Annual Meeting Participate and follow us on Twitter using #SM2015 @SM2015_ #IDB2013

Mayas, the flight through time

December 19, 2012
A new documentary shows how a 3,500-year-old culture remains vibrant in Mesoamerica When the Mayan people abandoned their cities of gleaming limestone in the 9th century AD, they took with them something far more enduring than monuments: They took their culture.  Over the centuries, as the forest reclaimed these vast temple complexes, the descendents of this great civilization continued to speak their ancestral languages, find meaning in the same cosmology, and even eat the same foods. 

Honduras to promote social integration and coexistence in vulnerable areas with IDB support

December 18, 2012
Loan for $17.2 million will support urban infrastructure, social and environmental services, and strengthening of community organizations

IDB to help indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities cope with climate change

October 12, 2012
About 7,000 people will benefit with a $4.4 million grant to finance irrigation projects, risk prevention and renewable energy The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $4.4 million grant to boost indigenous and Afro-Honduran peoples’ ability to adapt to and mitigate climate change and to reduce their vulnerability to extreme weather events.  The grant, funded by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) of the IDB, amounted to 3.5 million euros. 

IDB loan to benefit 100,000 poor households in rural Honduras

June 15, 2012
IDB gives $75 million loan for Honduras conditional cash-transfer program The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $75 million loan for the Honduran conditional cash transfer program known as Bono 10,000, to help strengthen the human capital of 100,000 poor households in the country’s rural areas.