Coding bootcamps as a response to the shortage of digital talent in Latin America

August 05, 2019
A new publication of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) entitled “Disrupting Talent: The Emergence of Coding Bootcamps and the Future of Digital Skills”, explores the potential of bootcamps as a fast and effective alternative to solve the shortage of digital talent in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Quality expenditure and digitalization, priorities for Central America, Dominican Republic

February 15, 2019
The IDB brings regional Governors to its Washington, D.C. headquarters to consider policy options to speed up growth and reduce poverty The Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB), Central American Isthmus and the Dominican Republic held their 33rd Annual Meeting to discuss options to achieve higher growth rates and foster productive activities in the years to come. The region grew 3.8 percent in 2018, way above the 1.1 percent average for Latin America and the Caribbean as a whole. In addition, it is expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2019.

Government spending waste costs Latin America and Caribbean 4.4% of GDP: IDB study

September 24, 2018
Inefficiencies and fraud in procurement, civil service and targeted transfers could be as large as $220 billion a year Report includes policy recommendations to improve spending in healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety

Introducing the winners of the ALAS-IDB 2017 Awards

November 09, 2017
In a highly competitive edition, among the winners of the awards that celebrate educational innovation for early childhood development we find Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala. Washington, DC, Nov 9.

Shakira and the Inter-American Development Bank President present the ALAS-IDB 2016 Awards finalists

October 16, 2017
Washington, DC, Oct. 16.- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, international artist and education activist Shakira and the ALAS Foundation are joining forces again to recognize and reward the early-childhood education improvement and innovation champions in our region.

Latin America and the Caribbean faces critical skills gap, IDB study finds

August 30, 2017
· Despite spending more than 5% of GDP on education and skills programs, region lags many peer nations · Government actions key to forming workforce capable of dealing with future challenges MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Despite well-intentioned efforts, many government programs fail to provide Latin American and Caribbean children and adults with the skills they need to thrive, the Inter-American Development Bank’s 2017 flagship study finds.

Lowering fiscal and external vulnerability the key to promoting growth in Central America and the Dominican Republic

February 09, 2017
Regional IDB Governors meet in Washington to analyze economic prospects for 2017 The modest recovery in the United States and continuing favorable financial conditions in 2017 will also represent sources of economic stimulus throughout the year for the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic, which will translate into growth of around 3.9 percent in 2017. Internal financial and monetary reforms should ensure price stability and the health of the banking system.

Uruguay to strengthen mathematics learning and expand English instruction with IDB support

June 25, 2014
Plan Ceibal II will benefit 90,000 primary and middle school students and expand English Ceibal model to 2,000 groups or urban public schools The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $6 million loan to Uruguay to finance the Plan Ceibal II, which will help to strengthen mathematics learning by 90,000 primary and middle school students and extend English teaching to half of all 4th, 5th and 6th graders in urban public primary schools.

Nicaragua will improve cognitive development of children under age six with IDB support

May 25, 2012
Loan for $20 million will benefit more than 80,000 children Nicaragua will support cognitive, motor, and social development of children under age six in the country’s poorest communities with the help of a $20 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB’s Moreno signs projects to increase microfinance services in rural areas in Central America

October 10, 2011
Six MIF projects signed during Foromic will enhance access to micro credit, promote enterprise development and foster innovation in financial services SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the IDB Group, signed contracts to invest nearly $7 million in three projects to increase and improve the offering of microfinance services to microentrepreneurs and small farmers in rural areas in Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.