E-Government Ministerial meeting will support economic and social recovery post COVID-19

November 20, 2020
The VI E-Goverment Ministerial Meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean ended today with a pledge by ministers and other high-ranking officials from 33 nations to promote digital transformation to help with the region’s social and economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 era, with a special emphasis on transborder digital services. In addition, authorities from participating countries designated Colombia as President of the Gealc Network.

High level authorities and experts meet to promote digital transformation

November 18, 2020
Thirty countries of the Americas, Asia and Europe hold virtual international meeting of digital government from November 18 to 20 The VI Ministerial Meeting of Digital Government was inaugurated today to promote the digital transformation of the governments of the Americas.

IDB Board of Directors Appoints New Executive Team 

November 13, 2020
Today, the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) appointed Reina Mejía as Executive Vice President; Richard Martínez as Vice President for Countries; Benigno López as Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge; and Gustavo De Rosa as Vice President for Finance and Administration.

IDB receives Emerging Enforcer of the Year Award

November 13, 2020
The Global Investigations Review, a subscription-based online journal focused on the law and practice of international investigations, held its sixth annual awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding achievements in the field of international investigations and legal practice.

IDB launches new gender and diversity initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean

November 05, 2020
The GDLab will promote, lead and finance high impact research that helps achieve a more inclusive and equitable society in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, D.C. – In order to close gender gaps and promote inclusion, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has created the GDLab, a new gender and diversity initiative to generate knowledge that allows achieving more equitable and inclusive societies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

At least 77 million rural inhabitants have no access to high-quality internet services

October 29, 2020
The IICA, BID and Microsoft study focused on 24 countries throughout all of Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB launches $500 million long 4-year SOFR Index-linked global bond

October 29, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $500 million (no-grow) long 4-year benchmark bond linked to the Secured Overnight Financing rate (SOFR) index. The transaction pays a quarterly floating coupon of Compounded SOFR + 25 basis points and matures on February 4, 2025, with a settlement date of November 4, 2020.

Digital exclusion: an obstacle that hinders rural women’s work

October 15, 2020
In 17 of the 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries analyzed, the number of women who report owning a mobile phone is lower compared to men. The greater the gender gap with respect to mobile phone ownership, the lower women’s participation in the workforce.

IDB receives $1 Million from Japan to Support Education in Honduras and El Salvador

October 14, 2020
This technical cooperation, financed by the Japan Special Fund, will reduce the impact of COVID-19 on learning for vulnerable young people in both countries, and will extend good practices to the Mesoamerican region. The discontinuity of educational services, due to COVID-19, will have a negative impact on student dropout and learning, especially for the most vulnerable young people in Mesoamerica.

IDB launches Innopolis Contest to award urban innovation

October 08, 2020
The Cities Network of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today launches the first edition of Innopolis, an urban innovation contest that will reward good practices of governments and local development agencies to face challenges in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean.