IDB Study Shows Path to Digitally Transforming Transportation in LAC

May 09, 2022
The report is based on data from an unpublished survey of 223 transportation companies and 96 industry leaders from around the globe. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lags behind on digital technologies in transportation, which presents a major opportunity to boost a key economic sector, an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study finds.
2022-05-10

Finland Contributes €300,000 to Promote Digitalization and Education in the Caribbean

February 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finland expanded their cooperation in the education space through a €300,000 contribution. The funding will support teacher training on digital education and distance learning pedagogies in the Caribbean. Finland’s support is provided through its Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is delivered to programming in Guyana, Jamaica, and Suriname. The initiative is part of a regional teacher training program also including Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
2022-02-23

IDB Lab Invests in Colombian Startup to Teach English to Manual Workers

January 11, 2022
The initiative seeks better job opportunities for vulnerable populations IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will provide financial support to Slang, the Colombian educational technology startup that is based on machine learning and artificial intelligence, to teach English to manual workers. This investment, worth $1 million, will support students entering the labor market, provide job training, and present opportunities for youth, blue-collar workers, and the unemployed populations of Latin America and the Caribbean.
2022-01-11

PPP Americas Event Highlights Infrastructure Needs and Opportunities in the LAC Region

December 09, 2021
SÃO PAULO — In the challenging context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launches the 10th edition of PPP Americas, the principal forum on public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event aims to help jump-start economic recovery in in the region by supporting the use of PPP approaches and fostering better planning and maintenance of infrastructure projects.
2021-12-09

IDB Approves Additional $1.8 Billion for Sustainable Development, Integration in LAC

December 08, 2021
Resources approved this week will promote sustainability and inclusion policies and programs in Barbados, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, as well as economic integration among the River Plate Basin countries. More than 70% of approved resources, or $1.3 billion, were assigned to Brazil. The IDB will release its total 2021 loan and operations amounts by December 17. The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved five operations this week, to
2021-12-08

IDB Lab Participates in a Pioneering Fund to Help Finance Climate Change Adaptation

November 08, 2021
The first regional microfinance loan fund for climate change adaptation will go to rural areas of Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Central American countries. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has participated in the creation of a pioneering fund to provide microfinance loans for climate change adaptation to small farmers in Latin America.
2021-11-08

IDB and Telefónica Launch Initiative to Connect Entrepreneurs and Corporations

November 07, 2021
Institutional partnership between the two organizations will promote inclusive digital transformation in different areas CIV-LAC is a platform that will help scale up nearly 600 startups through open innovation processes with large and medium-sized companies from Spain and Latin America  MADRID – Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Telefónica Chief Executive Officer José María Álvarez-Pallete met today to strengthen the institutional alliance maintained by both organizations and to continue promoting inclusive dig
2021-11-08

IDB Lab Partners with Circulate Capital to Combat Ocean-Bound Plastics

October 25, 2021
The innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, IDB Lab, announces a USD$4 million investment commitment, along with an additional technical cooperation grant of $500,000, to support innovative solutions to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste ending up in the oceans and waterways of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
2021-10-25

The IDB, IDB Lab and Beat join to improve the financial status of drivers

September 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Lab, and Beat, Latin America’s fastest growing ride-hailing app, announce today their official partnership in order  to promote and facilitate access to voluntary saving mechanisms for independent workers across four countries in Latin America.
2021-09-28