Latin America & Caribbean will need 23 million health and education professionals by 2040

January 29, 2019
A new IDB study from the series The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean estimates that the region will need 12 million teachers, 3 million doctors and 8 million nurses by the year 2040. The study also highlights that jobs in education and health are good

Brazil promotes productivity of micro, small and medium-size enterprises with IDB support

November 22, 2018
IDB APPROVES $750 MILLION CREDIT TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO FINANCING FOR MORE THAN 4,900 MSME IN BRAZIL THROUGH A NEW BNDES DIGITAL CHANNEL. The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $750 million line of credit aimed at boosting the productivity of more than 4,900 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in Brazil. They will be able to access new credit sources through digital channels, thus contributing to economic growth and job creation.

Global Alliance to Promote the Use of Blockchain in Latin America and the Caribbean

October 30, 2018
Representatives of the IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, together with representatives of the world's leading technology and consulting companies, announced today the launch of LAC-Chain, a new alliance to promote the use of blockchain in Latin America and the Caribbean. The presentation of this new alliance took place at the FOROMIC 2018 conference, which is being held this year in Barranquilla, Colombia.

The IDB and Miami Dade College select eighteen startups from Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida to participate in Demand Solutions Miami 2017

August 21, 2017
Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host Demand Solutions Miami on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Eighteen startups in design, fashion, gastronomy, music and multimedia have been selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind conference that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship that improves lives.

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 approves a $300 million line of credit to help Ecuador maintain its social spending in case of economic shocks

December 19, 2014
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the approval of a stand-by line of credit for up to $300 million to help Ecuador protect its social spending from potential external economic shocks. The stand-by credit line, which will be in place for three years, will allow the government of Ecuador to temporarily sustain its levels of spending in programs to reduce poverty should exogenous events limit its revenues.

Brazil will improve the health of residents of São Bernardo do Campo municipality

December 19, 2014
An IDB loan of $80.05 million will help reduce mortality caused by chronic diseases The InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of $80.05 million to improve the health of the population of São Bernardo do Campo (SBC), the fourth largest municipality in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, with a population of nearly 800,000.

Ecuador to improve provision of social services with support from IDB

November 20, 2014
Loan of $80 million earmarked for new headquarters to host social services-related ministries

Brazilian state of Bahia to strengthen health care sector with $200 million loan from IDB

July 30, 2014
Program aims to set up an integrated services network with focus on primary care The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $200 million loan designed to strengthen the health care system in the Brazilian state of Bahia, with a special focus on the Salvador metropolitan region and reducing the prevalence of chronic diseases affecting the most vulnerable segments of its population.

Brazilian state of Sergipe to strengthen its health sector with $100 million IDB loan

July 11, 2014
The program aims to reduce deaths caused by chronic diseases and maternal mortality The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $100 million loan to strengthen the health system of Brazil's State of Sergipe and reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases and maternal mortality affecting vulnerable populations.