Artificial intelligence to boost Latin American and Caribbean economies: IDB study

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:43
Study also urges governments to anticipate consequences of artificial intelligence in labor markets BUENOS AIRES – Artificial intelligence can facilitate trade negotiations and add one additional percentage point of growth to Latin American and the Caribbean economies, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Nestlé joins project to boost Haitian coffee farmers’ incomes

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 14:13
World’s biggest coffee buyer teams up with IDB’s MIF, France’s AFD, Colombia’s National Coffee Federation and Haiti’s National Coffee Institute (INCAH) Nestlé, the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, will join a project to improve the incomes and economic opportunities for 10,000 small-scale coffee producers in Haiti, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today.

IDB approves $15 million grant to support agriculture policy reform in Haiti

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 03:00
Support for government efforts to clear obstacles to higher farming productivity A $15 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank will assist Haiti in its efforts to modernize its agricultural policies and institutions to increase farm productivity and competitiveness. The IDB resources will be complemented with a $7 million grant from the Haiti Reconstruction Fund.

IDB grants $27 million for Haiti rural land tenure program

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 03:00
Investments to benefit some 40,000 farmers, improve efficiency and cut costs of land administration services The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the approval of a $27 million grant for a pilot program to improve land tenure security in rural areas in northern and southern Haiti.

France’s AFD, IDB’s FOMIN fund project to boost Haitian coffee production

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 03:00
With additional contributions from Colombia and Nestlé The Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN) and France’s Agence Française de Développement (AFD) will provide approximately $3 million in grants for a project to increase the output and upgrade the quality of Haitian coffee, improving the incomes of at least 10,000 smallholder farmers.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
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.

Agricultural revenues, employment in Latin American tropical areas likely to decline with deforestation ban

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:16
Farmers in Latin America and Caribbean will see billions in lost revenue over the next two decades if a complete ban on deforestation is put in place, highlighting the need for compensatory actions to alleviate poverty in affected rural areas, according to new pilot study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The study also found that a deforestation ban would have a negligible impact on food prices.

Summers, Velasco to speak about financial crisis at IDB seminar

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 03:00
A panel of experts will gather at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Friday, April 24, to discuss how multilateral institutions and policies adopted by advanced economies can help Latin America and the Caribbean face the effects of the current global financial crisis. The seminar “The Global Crisis and Latin America and the Caribbean: Views from Washington,” will feature Lawrence Summers, Director of the White House National Economic Council, as the keynote speaker. Andrés Velasco, Chile’s Finance Minister is among the panelists in the event.

Juscelino Kubitschek Award receives nominations from 144 institutions

Monday, April 20, 2009 - 03:00
The first Juscelino Kubitschek Award, created by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to recognize institutions that have made a significant contribution to social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean, has drawn nominations from 144 organizations in the Americas and Europe.

IDB releases annual report on anti-corruption activities

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank sanctioned 25 individuals and eight firms as a result of investigations carried out during 2008, according to a report released today.The 2008 Annual Report of the IDB’s Office of Institutional Integrity (OII) describes the Bank’s efforts to prevent and investigate the occurrence of fraud and corruption in Bank-financed activities. It offers a detailed summary of a sampling of the 222 inquiries and allegations received by the OII and 150 investigations it carried out last year.