From plastic waste to art: New Exhibit urges to address environmental problems

October 02, 2019
The new exhibition titled “Single-Use Planet” features eco-activist artists from across Latin America and the Caribbean at the IDB. Free registration here.

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.

WeXchange 2019 Pitch Competition is now open for women entrepreneurs

June 25, 2019
The Pitch Competition, open to high-growth women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, is organized by IDB Lab and Angel Ventures. The deadline for application is July 31.

The IDB honors Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio

May 21, 2019
The ambassador of Peruvian cuisine will deliver the Cátedra Enrique Iglesias of Culture and Development on May 21, 2019. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today that the chef Gastón Acurio was recognized with the Cátedra Enrique V. Iglesias of Culture and Development. This award was created by the organization to distinguish those who have excelled in their work of promoting the progress of Latin America and the Caribbean through the arts and culture.

Barranquilla, Colombia to host Foromic 2018

August 30, 2018
The Colombian city of Barranquilla will host the leading event on financial inclusion and business development trends in Latin America and the Caribbean The IDB Group, through its innovation lab MIF, will hold the 21st edition of Foromic, the most important annual event on financial inclusion and business development in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

March 23, 2011
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.

Ministers to discuss development impact of culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 24, 2010
Cultural ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean will gather at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to discuss how cultural policies and activities can help bring about economic and social development in the region. The IDB 2010 Seminar on Culture and Development will be held by the IDB’s Cultural Center, with co-sponsorship by the Inter-American Culture and Development Foundation, on Tuesday, September 28 at the Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. 

IDB, FCE open Washington’s first Latin American bookstore

November 18, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Mexico’s leading publishing house, Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE), today opened Pórtico, the first Latin American bookstore in Washington, D.C. Located at IDB headquarters, 1350 New York Ave., NW, Pórtico will offer fiction and non-fiction titles in Spanish. Pórtico operates under a partnership agreement between the IDB and FCE, which over the past 75 years has built a vast catalogue including major Latin American authors such as Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, Jorge Luis Borges and Laura Esquivel.

IDB Cultural Center calls for proposals for small-scale projects

October 15, 2009
The <?xml:namespace prefix = st2 />Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank is seeking proposals for its 2010 grants for small-scale cultural development projects. Applications must be submitted before January 31, 2010 to the IDB country offices in the 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB Annual Meeting concludes with countries vowing action on crisis

March 31, 2009
Governments approve kicking off process to review IDB capital levels. Seminars, dialogues, exhibitions and debates mark IDB’s 50-year anniversary.MEDELLÍN, Colombia – For nearly a week ending today, this picturesque and thriving city transformed itself into the economic epicenter of Latin America and the Caribbean.