Colombia leads the 2019 Global Financial Inclusion Microscope for the 2nd consecutive year

October 31, 2019
Dominican Republic – Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico lead the ranking of the Global Microscope on the environment for financial inclusion, an index that focuses on regulation, political strategies, and infrastructure to address this issue. In these four countries, financial inclusion is a priority and incorporates digital approaches. While Colombia and Mexico lead public policy and consumer protection categories, Uruguay and Peru stand out in stability and financial integrity.

Nearly 1,400 indigenous entrepreneurs in Panama to boost revenue with support from IDB

May 20, 2019
A USD43 MILLION OPERATION WILL IMPROVE ACCESS TO FINANCING, INVESTMENT IN PRODUCTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a USD40 million loan to Panama, complemented by a local contribution of USD3 million, to implement an ambitious program financial inclusion and indigenous entrepreneurship in the country's 12 indigenous regions.

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.

IDB launches 2019 Call for Proposals to finance regional projects in Latin America

January 16, 2019
THE DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR REGIONAL PUBLIC GOODS IS MARCH 1ST, 2019 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2019 Call for Proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects involving three or more countries.

Suriname to improve health services’ delivery with IDB support

August 29, 2018
$20 million loan will help Suriname’s health sector to deal with challenges posed by non-communicable and communicable diseases The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a $20 million loan which will improve access to high-quality, well-integrated primary care services as well as enhance the effectiveness of Suriname’s health sector to address priority epidemiological challenges throughout the country.

IDB President addresses Second World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid

April 08, 2002
The Inter-American Development Bank is a participant in the United Nations Second World Assembly on ageing, being held in Madrid, Spain, with the goal of assisting governments, civil society and the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean in formulating realistic, concrete operative proposals to improve living conditions for older persons in the region. In Latin America there are some 44 million persons aged 60 and above, and many of them can not satisfy basic needs of diet, clothing, health and physical security.

100 experts discuss policies and programs to support active and healthy aging populations in Latin America

June 01, 2000
A hundred international experts met today at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., to review the condition of older adults and to identify strategies to support active and healthy aging, particularly for the poorest populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB will sponsor conference on active aging in Latin America June 1-2

May 25, 2000
The Inter-American Development Bank will host a two-day international "Consultation on Active Aging" June 1-2 to review the condition of older people and to identify strategies to support active and healthy aging, particularly for the poorest populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB sponsors social protection initiative for Latin America

February 04, 1999
Latin America and the Caribbean must take up the cause of social protection with the same level of commitment with which they have embraced economic reform, Inter-American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias said today at a conference on how to shield societies' most vulnerable groups from the impact of economic crises and natural disasters.