Norway renews its commitment to the IDB transparency fund

October 17, 2019
A new donation of $2.2 million by Norway to transparency and integrity through a three-year contribution to support institutional and regulatory reform for the region The Transparency Fund is the main tool of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) to support its member countries in developing and implementing transparency and integrity reforms. The Government of Norway is one of the founding members of the (IDB)  Transparency Fund (AAF).

Reducing trade costs could boost exports to Korea

October 10, 2019
Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean to Korea could grow by about US$10 billion, or 43%, if a set of reforms to reduce trade costs are implemented and bilateral cooperation reach new levels, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank. The report, Stepping Up Cooperation, Policy Options for Latin America and Korea, was presented during the 5th Korea-LAC Business Summit, held in Seoul, Korea, on October 7th and 8th.

IDB Group launches Open Innovation Challenge to reduce plastic use

September 26, 2019
Washington, D.C. — The Inter-American Development Bank Group together with MIT Solve launch an Open Innovation Challenge that seeks to find the most innovative solutions that substantially reduce or eliminate single-use plastic and plastic waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Rethink Plastics Challenge offers the selected solutions prizes totaling 60,000 USD.

IDB 60th anniversary activities begin with business summit focused on development themes

September 26, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank kicked off its 60th anniversary celebrations with a Business Summit in Washington on the transformational innovations taking place in Latin America and the Caribbean, the region’s insertion into the digital economy, and the challenges of building sustainable infrastructure.

Latin Americans express broad support for trade, survey shows

September 24, 2019
Support depends on how the information is framed, with important implications on public policies Latin Americans back more trade by big margins, though an innovative experiment finds support is fragile and may be swayed by information emphasizing negative consequences, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Uruguay to simplify procedures for accessing public services with IDB support 

September 23, 2019
Program will benefit citizens, businesses and government employees by simplifying 513 administrative procedures and through greater use of digital technology  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $25 million loan that will finance a program in Uruguay to cut transaction costs for citizens and businesses accessing public services, by simplifying administrative procedures at the sectorial level and through greater use of digital technol

Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico win the Gobernarte 2019 Award with innovative ideas

September 23, 2019
The sixth edition of the “Gobernarte 2019 - Eduardo Campos Prize” contest of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) identified four innovative ideas for data use and citizen services presented by subnational governments of Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico as winners of this edition of the contest.

Advances in key fiscal expenditure to finance climate change

August 29, 2019
SANTIAGO, Chile – Advances on the basic elements to build a methodology that identifies public spending on climate change and produces information for decision makers, has been the main result of a regional workshop conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Ministry of Finance of Chile, in collaboration with regional and international institutions and with governments of Latin America and the Caribbean. 

IDB supports program to increase investment in research and innovation in Uruguay

August 29, 2019
Program will increase the supply of applied knowledge to face productive and social challenges and financing for business innovation The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of $30 million to finance a program that will contribute to increasing public and private investment in research and innovation in Uruguay.

IDB launches the 6th edition of Gobernarte to reward ideas in using data and services

July 01, 2019
Subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean will be able to apply and send their proposals before August 21st The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launches the 6th edition of the Award "Gobernarte: The Art of Good Government – Eduardo Campos Award,"  which this will award the best initiatives in subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean.