IDB Launches Pivot Movement to Strengthen Caribbean Innovation

September 03, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Pivot Movement to harness the most innovative ideas for Caribbean development and create a plan for the future of the region. The Movement includes a crowdsourcing contest and an event. Pivot Search is the crowdsourcing platform to receive new development ideas. It runs from September 2 to September 18, with a $5000 cash prize for each of the three winners.
2020-09-03

IDB announces winners of the 2020 Development Superheroes Award

August 28, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winners of the third edition of the 2020 Development Superheroes Award, which this time focused on recognizing operations that have been successfully adjusted to face the challenges of COVID-19 during its implementation. The winners are:
2020-08-28

World Water Week 2020: the IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean

August 25, 2020
The IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean at the most important global meeting of the water and sanitation sector, with a call to mitigate the effects of change climate The World Water Week, sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the most important global meeting of the year for the water and sanitation sector, began with a call to take concrete and decisive actions to mitigate the effects of climate change and its consequences on the availability of water resources for the present and the future.
2020-08-25

IDB announces the finalists for the 2020 Superheroes of Development Award

August 14, 2020
The selected finalists are from Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Suriname.  Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the eight finalists for the third edition of its Superheroes of Development Award, which recognizes the innovative solutions devised and valuable lessons learned by executing agencies/borrowers or clients while implementing development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly under the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-14

IDB launches call for proposals for innovations promoting the 21st century skills

July 15, 2020
The Spotlight project will target countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.   Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and HundrED.org, a global education nonprofit, announced the launch of a Spotlight project. This aims to identify effective models for cultivating 21st century skills, also called transversal skills, in students by looking for innovations in learning from Latin America and the Caribbean.
2020-07-15

Wikimedia Foundation joins coalition to promote transversal skills for the 21st century

May 26, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, has joined the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Coalition for Transversal Skills in the 21st Century, centered on ensuring inclusion, equity, and quality education in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
2020-05-26

IDB Group announces priority support areas for countries affected by COVID-19

March 26, 2020
The Group will finance a response to the public health emergency; safety nets for vulnerable populations; economic productivity and employment; and fiscal policies to ameliorate economic impacts. The Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest have outlined their focus for deploying the financial and technical resources made available to borrowing member countries and companies to address the crisis created by COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
2020-03-26

IDB Group and MIT Solve announce 10 finalist solutions of the Rethink Plastics Challenge

March 04, 2020
Winners will receive up to US$60,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to have a pilot of up to US$250,000 with the IDB Group. The IDB Group, formed by the Inter-American Development Bank,
2020-03-04

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 announces winner of the 2019 Superheroes of Development Award

September 16, 2019
The winning IDB-financed project developed a new solution to monitor public infrastructure works and to empower citizens to evaluate the use of public resources in Honduras. WASHINGTON D.C., September 12, 2019. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winner of the Superheroes of Development contest, an award given to executing agencies that have successfully implemented innovative solutions in projects financed by the IDB.