IDB Group launches Open Innovation Challenge to reduce plastic use

September 26, 2019
Washington, D.C. — The Inter-American Development Bank Group together with MIT Solve launch an Open Innovation Challenge that seeks to find the most innovative solutions that substantially reduce or eliminate single-use plastic and plastic waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Rethink Plastics Challenge offers the selected solutions prizes totaling 60,000 USD.

Spain makes contribution to IDB’s migration initiative

March 20, 2019
Event on migration analyzes impact on Latin America MADRID - Spain has made a $5 million contribution to help the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) tackle urgent development challenges posed by the rise of transborder migrations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contribution was announced at the conference Migration and Cities: The Road to Inclusive Integration held March 20, 2019 in Madrid.

IDB launches Superheroes of Development contest to recognize executing agencies

March 04, 2019
In its second edition, the call for proposals will be open from March 4th to May 17th, 2019. The Superheroes of Development Award will recognize executing agencies of IDB-financed projects that have successfully addressed challenges during its implementation. The contest will identify eight finalists from across Latin America and the Caribbean who will travel to IDB’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present their solutions.

IDB and Calvert Foundation partner to fuel small business growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 18, 2015
Innovative partnership enables U.S. individuals to invest in small and medium enterprises in the region The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Calvert Foundation announced today the lauch of the Inter-American Opportunity Facility (IOF), a groundbreaking $20 million investment partnership designed to reduce poverty and promote economic growth at the base of the economic pyramid.

International BASE Forum conference to focus on the business potential of the low-income market in Mexico

June 03, 2015
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to bring together business leaders, financial institutions, investors and government officials during the BASE III International Forum from June 29 to July 1 in the Centro Banamex in Mexico City

Low-income housing market offers new business opportunities in Mexico

May 12, 2015
Growth of the housing market for low-income people in México will be a central theme during the BASE III Forum International, to be held in Mexico City June 29-July 1 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that the housing market for the base of the pyramid in México –those people whose income is below $10 a day– grew 25 percent between 2000 and 2010, reaching $40 billion annually. Mexicans spend more on housing (24 percent of their total spending) than on anything other than food.

IDB loan to to benefit low-income public-sector employees in Colombia

July 07, 2014
Financing will enable Bayport Colombia to scale its existing portfolio and provide credit for home improvements, working capital, education, health, and agricultural expenses A loan of $15 million from the Inter-American Development Bank's Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) sector to Bayport Colombia, S.A.S., a non-bank financial intermediary that focuses on rural areas and financial inclusion for families at the base of the socio-economic pyramid (BOP), will provide financing for a variety of needs for low-income populations throughout the country.

New IDB study reveals success factors in business models for low-income family housing

June 25, 2014
Report outlines innovative schemes that invigorate the market, with private sector participation

Colombia to increase access to credit for vulnerable populations in Atlantic and Pacific regions with IDB support

November 19, 2013
$20 million will support Brilla program developed by Promigas S.A. With a loan of $20 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), up to 1.4 million families will benefit from expanded access to credit for the purchase of household appliances, school supplies and financing for technical education in Colombia.

IDB promotes socially inclusive businesses

June 06, 2013
At a conference on the base of the pyramid market held in Medellin  MEDELLIN, Colombia – Latin America and the Caribbean’s 400 million people-strong, modest income majority has a collective purchasing power of $500 billion a year, said Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno today at a conference on the region’s base of the pyramid market.