Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina win the Gobernarte 2018 Award with innovative ideas

August 29, 2018
The fifth edition of the "Gobernarte - Premio Eduardo Campos" contest of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), identified innovative ideas in the area of citizen participation and digital citizenship from the subnational governments of Bogotá, Colombia; Puebla, Mexico; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Cordoba, Argentina.

Crime exacts steep social, public and private costs in Latin America and Caribbean: IDB study

February 03, 2017
Annual costs of crime and violence estimated at $261 billion for region; impacts vary among and within countries Violence and crime impacts much higher than for developed nations Report calculates foregone income of murder victims, imprisoned individuals A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates the direct annual cost of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at $261 bill

Better governance and greater integration to determine fate of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030

December 01, 2016
New Atlantic Council report commissioned by IDB offers contrasting scenarios for crime, democracy, trade and economic growth The Atlantic Council today released "Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios," a report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that looks at how the region's countries could evolve over the next 14 years, underscoring how more integration and better governance hold the key to greater prosperity.

IDB and government of Argentina launch Security Week to discuss crime and violence in Latin America and Caribbean

September 26, 2016
· Almost 135.000 victims of murder in the region last year; cost of crime estimated at $120 billion · Studies on violence in cities, police communications to be unveiled The Inter-American Development Bank and the Ministry of Security of Argentina today launched the 8th Annual Security Week, aiming to promote more dialogue and knowledge exchange on crime and violence, with a focus on transparency and on police reforms.

IDB and OAS urge Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen cybersecurity

March 14, 2016
Report shows the region has “potentially devastating” vulnerabilities Four out of five countries lack a cybersecurity strategy Leaders of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS) today called on the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to step up their efforts on cybersecurity following the release of a new study, carried out by the two institutions with the support of Oxford University.

Brazilian state of Minas Gerais to improve citizen security with support from IDB

December 17, 2014
With support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais will implement a comprehensive citizen security program in order to follow up on a decade of government efforts to reduce crime and violence through improvements in police effectiveness, integrating young people into society and cutting criminal recidivism.

Brazilian state of Espírito Santo launches program to reduce youth violence

September 18, 2014
The Brazililan state of Espirito Santo will launch a special public safety program to help reduce high rates of violent crime, in particular homicide and robbery, boosting the state's ongoing efforts to combat such offenses. 

Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state to invest in youth crime prevention program

July 03, 2014
The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul will seek to reduce violent crime (homicide and robbery) through a new integrated prevention program targeting at-risk youths aged 15 to 24. The project will be financed in part by a loan of $50 million from the Inter-American Development Bank. Crime rates have risen in recent years in Rio Grande do Sul, with nearly 7 in 10 residents saying they fear being murdered.

IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund to Support Brazil’s Development and Biodiversity Projects

March 27, 2014
Agreements signed with Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) and the Brazilian Institute of Municipal Administration (IBAM) Costa do Sauípe, Brazil--The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, announced today a project to preserve biodiversity in Brazilian protected areas, as well as an agreement with Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. to collaborate on joint initiatives aimed at local economic development and the environment.

Brazil joins initiative that generates comparable crime indicators

May 16, 2013
IDB financed system compiles information from 18 other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region Brazil will join a regional system of crime and violence indicators, a tool that enables governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to share and analyze standardized statistical data to better design, implement, and evaluate security policies and programs.