Colombia leads the 2019 Global Financial Inclusion Microscope for the 2nd consecutive year

October 31, 2019
Dominican Republic – Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico lead the ranking of the Global Microscope on the environment for financial inclusion, an index that focuses on regulation, political strategies, and infrastructure to address this issue. In these four countries, financial inclusion is a priority and incorporates digital approaches. While Colombia and Mexico lead public policy and consumer protection categories, Uruguay and Peru stand out in stability and financial integrity.

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.

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.

IDB Fund expands training and employment program for youth in Latin America and the Caribbean

March 17, 2010
When she became a mother at age 18, Claudia Delgado had to abandon school to care for her baby in Quito, Ecuador.  But eight years later, soccer changed her life.

Uruguay to expand laptop availability for students with IDB assistance

December 09, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $6 million loan to support the consolidation at primary level and expansion into secondary education of Uruguay's Plan CEIBAL, which has provided students and teachers at all grammar schools with 380,000 portable computers.   The program will contribute to better primary education and learning outcomes for schoolchildren who received the mobile computers with Internet connectivity from the international One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation.  

IDB Annual Meeting concludes with countries vowing action on crisis

March 31, 2009
Governments approve kicking off process to review IDB capital levels. Seminars, dialogues, exhibitions and debates mark IDB’s 50-year anniversary.MEDELLÍN, Colombia – For nearly a week ending today, this picturesque and thriving city transformed itself into the economic epicenter of Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB Annual Meeting agenda highlights - March 30

March 30, 2009
Second and last day of official sessions of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, at the Plaza Mayor Convention Center. Representatives of the 48 member-countries are discussing during the two-day meeting the economic situation of Latin America and the Caribbean and ways the IDB can increase support to the region. In the evening, after the closing session, a socio-cultural event with artist Carlinhos Brown will take place at the Metropolitan Theater. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

IDB to start reviews for capital increases, boosting financing in short-term

March 30, 2009
MEDELLÍN, Colombia – The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today instructed the Bank’s management to “start immediately” to review the need for an increase in its ordinary capital, which currently stands at $101 billion, and a replenishment of its concessional lending window, the Fund for Special Operations.

IDB meeting ends amid concern over global economic crisis

March 30, 2009
MEDELLÍN, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank today closed the 50th annual meeting of its Board of Governors, starting a review process for a capital increase in light of the challenges posed by the global economic crisis on Latin America and the Caribbean. The Board of Governors, the Bank’s top policy-making body, brings together representatives from the 48 member countries of the IDB, the leading source of long-term lending for this region.

IDB Annual Meeting agenda highlights - March 29

March 29, 2009
Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank begins today. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will speak during the inaugural session. Representatives of the 48 member-countries will discuss during the two-day meeting the economic situation of Latin America and the Caribbean and ways the IDB can increase support to the region.  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Informal meeting of the Board of Governors. (This event is closed to the public) 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.