IDB Report: Digital Transformation of Healthcare Systems Saves Lives, Lowers Costs

April 07, 2022
New study shares evidence, practices, and concrete recommendations on the digital transformation of healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean.  
2022-04-07

IDB Financed a Record $4.5 Billion in Climate Change-Related Activities

April 05, 2022
IDB Launches 2021 Sustainability Report Focused on Integrated Climate Action Last year, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) financed a record $4.5 billion in activities related to climate change, according to its 2021 Sustainability Report. These resources, which account for 30% of the Bank’s total annual approvals, are benefiting the region through loans, grants, technical cooperation, guarantees, and equity investments.
2022-04-05

Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic are Recovering, but Face Challenges

March 14, 2022
According to the latest IDB Group report, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic have already recovered pre-pandemic economic activity levels. During 2021 the IDB Group approved $3.38 billion in financing to support the productive sector, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, employment, value chains, and digitalization.  
2022-03-14

IDB Lab Invests in a Technology Startup to Incentivize a World With Zero Waste

March 09, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, has invested $1 million in Sugo Company, a climate technology startup from Peru that offers innovative solutions to generate tangible value in waste. This support will allow the company to expand to all cities throughout Peru and at a regional level in Colombia, Mexico, and Chile and promote the circulate economy. 
2022-03-09

The IDB launches new Environmental and Social Policy Framework

December 14, 2021
The IDB has launched a new Environmental and Social Policy Framework (ESPF) as part of its commitment to help achieve sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
2021-12-14

IDB approves $150 million loan to promote gender equality in Panama

November 25, 2021
The approval is the second in a series of two operations under the Programmatic Policy Reform Support Loan.
2021-11-25

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 unveils health security recommendations to support tourism industry

September 01, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with the support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the participation of the Organization of American States (OAS), launched the series of publications Recommendations to Minimize the Risk of Transmission of COVID-19 in the Tourism Sector of Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-09-01

IDB Approves $30 Million Project to Help Panama Get Vaccines, Address COVID-19

August 03, 2021
The $30 million investment project aims to reduce morbidity, mortality and mitigate the other indirect health effects of the pandemic. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a project to help Panama address the COVID-19 crisis by fully financing the country's contracts with the COVAX Facility and the AstraZeneca laboratory. This will help increase Panama’s access to life-saving vaccines.
2021-08-03

Fiscal policies against climate change can help create 15 million jobs

July 12, 2021
Finance and planning ministries play a central role in promoting fiscal policies that generate more and better jobs with the transition to green economies Adequate fiscal planning would help the decarbonization of the region's economies create 15 million net new jobs by 2030 A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study, "
2021-07-12