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.

Advances in key fiscal expenditure to finance climate change

August 29, 2019
SANTIAGO, Chile – Advances on the basic elements to build a methodology that identifies public spending on climate change and produces information for decision makers, has been the main result of a regional workshop conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Ministry of Finance of Chile, in collaboration with regional and international institutions and with governments of Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Study analyzes challenges faced by Central America as it seeks sustainable development

July 19, 2019
A new publication uses analysis of trade, investment, migration, the financial sector, raw materials, and natural resources to propose policy options The Inter-American Development Bank and the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE Business School have presented in San Jose, Costa Rica, a book entitled “The Future of Central America: Challenges for Sustainable Development”,  w

MDB climate finance hit record high of $43.1 billion in 2018

June 13, 2019
An increase of over 22 percent on the previous year, boosting projects that help developing countries and emerging economies cut emissions and address climate risks – joint report.

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.

Colombia issues first energy savings insurance policies

February 13, 2019
SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES ACCESS TO POLICIES TO GUARANTEE ENERGY SAVING IN INVESTMENT PROJECTS FOR MORE EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES With the support of the Inter-American Development Bank, and in collaboration with BANCOLDEX, Colombia has become the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to issue energy saving policies under the Energy Savings Insurance Program (ESI) in benefit of five small and medium-si

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 to support BOP families in the Dominican Republic with access to credit for home improvements

February 05, 2015
Loan of up to $5 million has mobilized an additional $5 million through a B-loan syndication The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of up to $5 million to Banco Multiple Ademi, a leading financial institution in the Dominican Republic with 60 percent of the microfinance market share, for on-lending to an estimated 5,000 Base of the Pyramid (BOP) families in need of home improvement financing.

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.