IDB announces results of its Beyond Tourism Innovation Challenge

October 15, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is pleased to announce that eight proposals were selected for project design under the Beyond Tourism Challenge. The applications were from Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Haiti, Guyana, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.
2020-10-15

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
2020-09-30

IDB Launches Pivot Movement to Strengthen Caribbean Innovation

September 03, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Pivot Movement to harness the most innovative ideas for Caribbean development and create a plan for the future of the region. The Movement includes a crowdsourcing contest and an event. Pivot Search is the crowdsourcing platform to receive new development ideas. It runs from September 2 to September 18, with a $5000 cash prize for each of the three winners.
2020-09-03

World Water Week 2020: the IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean

August 25, 2020
The IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean at the most important global meeting of the water and sanitation sector, with a call to mitigate the effects of change climate The World Water Week, sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the most important global meeting of the year for the water and sanitation sector, began with a call to take concrete and decisive actions to mitigate the effects of climate change and its consequences on the availability of water resources for the present and the future.
2020-08-25

Infrastructure transformation will generate big windfall for Latin America and Caribbean

July 30, 2020
Infrastructure will be key to spur post-pandemic recovery New study shows how smart infrastructure investments benefit poor households the most Flagship report analyzes policy options for infrastructure that bring about climate-friendly reforms and address social expectations A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank charts a course for a massive infrastructure transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean through gains in efficie
2020-07-30

The IDB & The GovLab launch Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus

July 07, 2020
The Smarter Crowdsourcing initiative brings together a network of public leaders and global experts to address the challenges of managing a pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brooklyn, NY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, today launched “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus.” This rapid policy advising initiative convenes pu
2020-07-07

IDB supports strengthen Colombia’s productive development

June 19, 2020
Colombia is taking steps to strengthen its productive development and fostering economic diversification and growth as well as social inclusion with a $850 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project includes the adoption of public policies that promote innovation, entrepreneurship and business productivity, all of which are considered essential to help the country recuperate from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-19

IDB Lab launches innovation challenge to revitalize tourism sector in 15 countries

June 16, 2020
Selected projects may receive up to US$500,000 in grants and up to US$2 million in loans
2020-06-16

IDB study explores tech opportunities for the Central American economy

June 12, 2020
Areas of study are greater efficiency in spending and public services, the tax-raising potential of the digital economy, and maximizing the benefits of remittances Using technology can help in major economic sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as remittances and public finances. As remittances decline, technology applied to international money transfers can generate efficiencies that help maximize the amount of money reaching recipients.
2020-06-12

Business leaders unveil recommendations to face COVID-19

April 30, 2020
The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), a mechanism for advancing a public-private dialogue on public policies, today released a series of recommendations that seek to support the governments of the hemisphere in their health and economic response to the emergency of COVID-19. The 17 measures proposed by ABD can be found in the document Policy Recommendations on Addressing the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic and Mitigating Its Impacts.
2020-04-30