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.

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 to join new Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to facilitate $1bn of investments

August 09, 2018
Backed by 26 Caribbean governments and the private sector, the Accelerator will fast-track investments which support climate action and economic growth    The Inter-American Development Bank announced today that it will partner with the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to program and implement the additional $1 billion in funds that it pledged for climate smart-investments across the Caribbean region at the Paris One Planet summit on December 12, 2017.

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.

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. 

IDB closes $3.6 million syndicated loan to provide access to finance for smallholder farmers

July 05, 2011
As many as 10,000 small farmers in nine countries to benefit from IDB loan to FOPEPRO The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has closed a $3.6 million loan to provide access to finance for smallholder producer groups and farmers associations in nine Latin American countries through a loan to the “Fund for Small Rural Producers in Latin America” or “Fondo para los Pequeños Productores Rurales en América Latina (FOPEPRO)."

IDB to support expansion of CEMEX microfinance program for low-income families

June 28, 2011
More than 750,000 low-income families in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to benefit from the project Patrimonio Hoy, the housing microfinance program of CEMEX, will expand lending to low-income families in Mexico and four other Latin American countries with a partial credit guarantee of up to $10 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). As many as 750,000 families over the next five years are expected to benefit from this project.