IDB helps Uruguay protect vulnerable population amid COVID-19 crisis

September 02, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $125 million loan for Uruguay to help ensure minimum living standards for vulnerable people amid the health crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan will support basic levels of income and employment for people affected by the pandemic, both now and in the post-crisis recovery period.
2020-09-02

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

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 supports Haiti's health care system as it grapples with COVID-19

August 05, 2020
The bank approved a reassignment of US$27 million from the non-disbursed balance of the country's current investment portfolio, from the IDB Special Donation Fund. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a reassignment of US$27 million from the non-disbursed balance of Haiti's current investment portfolio, from the IDB Special Donation Fund, in an effort to help the government fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-05

IDB approves $450-million loan to help Bolivia confront effects of COVID-19

June 19, 2020
RESOURCES WILL HELP FINANCE COUNTRY’S EFFORTS TO MITIGATE PANDEMIC’S ECONOMIC EFFECTS THROUGH EXISTING MONEY TRANSFER PROGRAMS The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $450-million loan to help Bolivia ensure minimum living standards for vulnerable sectors of the population during, and in the aftermath of, the coronavirus pandemic. To mitigate income losses caused by the crisis, the Government of Bolivia is implementing large-scale compensatory policies to help sustain consumption levels in the most vulnerable households.
2020-06-19

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

The IDB & The GovLab launch Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus

July 07, 2020
The Smarter Crowdsourcing initiative brings together a network of public leaders and global experts to address the challenges of managing a pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brooklyn, NY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, today launched “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus.” This rapid policy advising initiative convenes pu
2020-07-07

IDB: COVID-19 Exposes Inadequate Support for Older People

June 12, 2020
Study shows that 8 million people over age 60 in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on long-term care.  “Age with Care” provides recommendations for building strong long-term care systems.
2020-06-12

IDB expands coverage for COVID-19 and public health risks in contingent loans

June 09, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is expanding the risks covered under the Contingent Credit Facility for Natural Disaster Emergencies (CCF) to include public health risks and COVID-19.
2020-06-09

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