IDB-FEMSA Award to innovation on water & sanitation opens call for 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 00:28
The IDB-FEMSA Awards to innovation on water and sanitation are reaching their tenth anniversary in 2019 and will be celebrating the occasion with a special edition that calls on those who have innovative solutions to compete for a special prize.   First, second, and third place winners of the IDB-FEMSA Awards will receive $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 in cash, respectively. This year will also feature a special category called “All stars,” where prior editions finalists will compete for a one-time cash prize of $15,000.

IDB and partners launch platform to fight food loss and waste

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 23:11
#SinDesperdicio will focus on four areas of activity: innovation, public policies, knowledge, and behavior, leveraging the efforts of the private sector, civil society and governments in the region Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) loses or wastes more than 127 million tons of food a year—an annual average of 223 kilos per person in a region where nearly 42 million people suffer from acute undernutrition (hunger).

Green infrastructure for Latin America and the Caribbean: rich in water, yet thirsty

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 15:54
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is coordinating the Latin America and the Caribbean sessions during World Water Week in Sweden’s capital, with a focus on the need to adopt nature-based solutions to address the current and future demand for water resources in the region. STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Latin America and the Caribbean needs to progress towards a wiser combination of green and traditional infrastructure to satisfy the water needs of the 21st century.

IDB President, experts to talk to members of media accredited to the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 03:00
Habitat, the main global conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, is being held for the first time in Latin America The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will have a strong presence in the Habitat III Conference to be held in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 17-20, 2016.

Paraguay will expand water and sanitation services with IDB support

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 03:00
Financing will assist development of rural areas, indigenous communities and small towns Paraguay will expand water and sanitation services in rural areas, native communities and small towns with support from a $40 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The program is expected to receive another $20 million from the Development Promotion Fund (FONPRODE), a financial cooperation instrument created by the government of Spain.

Paraguay will expand access to financing by Water and Sanitation Councils and families at the base of the pyramid

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 03:00
IDB loan to Visión Banco will increase access to financing and enable homes to carry out improvements and connect to water and sewer systems  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $10 million loan from its Opportunities for the Majority Sector to Visión Banco SAECA of Paraguay, designed to improve and broaden access to potable water and sanitation services for families living in small cities and suburban areas, through investments in water and

New sanitation program will help improve living standards for 300,000 people in Paraguay

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 03:00
IDB support will fund improvements in the Asunción and San Lorenzo basins, helping reduce pollution and boosting sanitation and environmental standards The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $110 million loan to finance the Integral Sanitation Program of the Bay of Asunción and the Metropolitan Area. The project will help improve living conditions for 71,100 households that are home to 300,000 people.

Paraguay to extend water and sanitation services to 190,000 people with support from Spain and the IDB

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 03:00
Grant of $60 million from Spain and IDB loan for $20 will benefit poor and indigenous populations in the Chaco and in medium-size cities in the Eastern Region

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
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.

Paraguay will expand drinking water and sanitation services to small rural and indigenous communities with help from Spain and the IDB

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank and Spain approved $52 million in financing to help increase access to drinking water and sanitation services in Paraguay's small rural and indigenous communities. The funds include a $40 million grant from the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean (the “Spanish Fund”) and a $12 million loan from the Bank's ordinary capital. This is the third project jointly funded by the IDB and the Spanish Fund, an initiative announced last year by Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.