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 President Meets with World Bank, IMF Heads on Maximizing COVID-19 Response

October 02, 2020
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone today hosted a virtual meeting with World Bank President David Malpass and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva to discuss proposals to enhance and align their COVID-19 response efforts in Latin American and the Caribbean.

IDB President Claver-Carone Highlights Job Creation, Capital Increase in Debut Speech

October 01, 2020
On his first day as President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mauricio Claver-Carone spoke with IDB Group staff to discuss his vision and goals for his five-year term.

The GovLab and the IDB bring innovative ideas to Latin American government officials

September 30, 2020
Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus Project Gives Governments New Tools To Address the Pandemic as the Project Passes the Halfway Point. BROOKLYN, NY – The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering (NYU) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are pleased to share the results of the first two “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the

The IDB and Its Partners Launch the Early Childhood Development Hub

September 24, 2020
The Hub is the first website that consolidates into a single location and facilitates access to resources and knowledge about early childhood produced throughout the region.  This collective learning initiative is being driven by the Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund, an alliance of the IDB, FEMSA Foundation, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Porticus. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), together with its partners in the

IDB Launches Infrastructure Data Observatories

September 24, 2020
The energy, transport, and water and sanitation observatories will increase the availability of reliable data in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch three data observatories to plan infrastructure investments and speed up development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The observatories, jointly developed with other international partners, will provide access to reliable and up-to-date data in the water and sanitation, energy, and transportation sectors.

Mauricio J. Claver-Carone Elected IDB President

September 12, 2020
Mauricio J. Claver-Carone was elected President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today during an electronic meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors. He will take office on October 1, 2020, for a five-year term. As President, he will oversee the operations of the IDB Group, which comprises the IDB, IDB Invest and IDB Lab.

IDB Presidential Nomination Period Closes

September 11, 2020
The period for proposing candidates for the position of President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) closed on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The Board of Governors received nominations from the United States, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Israel and Paraguay for a single candidate: Mauricio J. Claver-Carone, currently Deputy Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. National Security Council.

IDB launches new 7-year fixed rate global bond

September 10, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $1.5 billion 7-year fixed rate global benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 0.625% and matures on September 16, 2027. It was priced with a spread of 17.55 basis points over the 0.500% UST due August 31, 2027, which translates to a semi-annual yield of 0.651%.