IDB launches Superheroes of Development contest to recognize executing agencies

March 04, 2019
In its second edition, the call for proposals will be open from March 4th to May 17th, 2019. The Superheroes of Development Award will recognize executing agencies of IDB-financed projects that have successfully addressed challenges during its implementation. The contest will identify eight finalists from across Latin America and the Caribbean who will travel to IDB’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present their solutions.

Better governance and greater integration to determine fate of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030

December 01, 2016
New Atlantic Council report commissioned by IDB offers contrasting scenarios for crime, democracy, trade and economic growth The Atlantic Council today released "Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios," a report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that looks at how the region's countries could evolve over the next 14 years, underscoring how more integration and better governance hold the key to greater prosperity.

IDB supports Uruguay’s National Integrated Care System

July 21, 2016
Pioneering program will fund the system’s implementation and operation as well as quality service coverage expansion for children from 0-36 months of age Uruguay will build the pillars of its new National Integrated Care System and enhance its early childhood care with a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This is an unprecedented operation for the Bank, which is making its first loan to a national care system.

IIC funds dental health care project in Uruguay

May 23, 2016
The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the private sector arm of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has closed a US$5 million loan in Uruguayan pesos with Asociación Nacional de Afiliados (ANDA). The loan will finance the expansion and modernization of ANDA’s dental health care centers.

Latin American and Caribbean Women: Better Educated, Lower Paid

October 15, 2012
Even with more education than men, women are still concentrated in lower-paid occupations such as teaching, health care or the service sector. When comparing men and women of the same age and educational level, men earn 17 percent more than women in Latin America.

Uruguay’s Microfin to expand access to financial services to microenterprises with IDB support

September 20, 2012
25,000 microentrepreneurs expected to gain access to working capital Microfin will get a partial credit guarantee for 51.4 million Uruguayan pesos from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), paving the way for one of Uruguay’s leading microfinance institutions to expand access to financial services for as many as 25,000 microentrepreneurs who own small stores in periurban areas.

Many hospitalizations due to chronic disease preventable, IDB study shows

December 16, 2011
Seminar in Bahia addresses epidemic of chronic disease in Latin America and the Caribbean Early interventions and improved primary care could prevent more than six million annual hospitalizations in Latin America and the Caribbean due to chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shows.

A water turnaround in Haiti

November 03, 2011
Before the project started in 2008, Saint Marc had running water for nine hours a week, at best. At present service is up to 10 hours a day—the highest average in any urban area in Haiti.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

March 23, 2011
Report evaluates Bank’s efforts in measuring its development impact in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made strides to boost transparency, accountability and enhance the development impact of its investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the new edition of the IDB’s 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview.

The IDB and Microsoft Research invest US$250,000 on five Latin American scientific research proposals

December 17, 2009
Funds help support the LACCIR Virtual Institute’s efforts to foster innovation in the region Projects cover topics such as Education, Healthcare, and Earth, Environment and Climate Change  The Latin American and Caribbean Collaborative ICT Research (LACCIR) Virtual Institute announced the five winning research proposals, presented by academic researchers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay, chosen to receive funds from a US$250,000 grant provided by the Inter-American Development Bank