Optimal sanitation: Focus on the Americas at World Water Week 2019

August 26, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank is coordinating the Focus on the Americas sessions during World Water Week in Sweden’s capital, with a focus on adopting a new paradigm to close the gap in secure sanitation services in the region. STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Providing safe sanitation for all in Latin America requires not only significant investments, but a change of paradigm to be able to do more with less resources. Right now, only 22% to the population of Latin America and the Caribbean have access to those services.

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

June 12, 2019
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

October 16, 2018
#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

August 27, 2018
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.

Finance Ministers of more than 30 countries and high officials of multilateral organizations to meet Oct. 11 at the IDB

October 04, 2017
Finance ministers from 34 countries of the Americas and the Caribbean are expected to attend a high-level meeting on October 11 with executives of the Inter-American Development (IDB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to discuss policy options for financial inclusion and regional trade integration. Argentine Finance Minister Luis Andrés Caputo will chair the Ninth Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, which will be held at the IDB’s headquarters.

Argentina to improve water and sanitation services in northern provinces with IDB loan

September 27, 2017
$200 million loan will benefit more than 150,000 households in northern provinces included in the “Plan Belgrano” anti-poverty program Argentina needs to improve access to drinking water and sanitation services for citizens living in the northern provinces of Catamarca, Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Jujuy, La Rioja, Misiones, Santiago del Estero, Salta and Tucuman. 

Argentina to improve metropolitan area’s water and sanitation services with IDB support

August 30, 2017
The funds will help improve sanitation conditions in the Buenos Aires outskirts and the environmental situation of the Rio de la Plata river.

Wastewater as a resource, not as waste: Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Water Week

August 28, 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank is coordinating the Latin American and the Caribbean sessions during the World Water Week in Sweden’s capital, focusing on the need to adopt wastewater reuse practices to meet the region’s present and future water needs STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to lead a revolution in the management of wastewater as a resource by reusing it in agricultural and industrial activities, and by promoting circular economy models while at the same time striving to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6

IDB rewards the most successful good practices and experiences in water and sanitation in the Americas

August 10, 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has opened a call to identify the best practices and experiences in drinking water provision, sanitary network improvements, and sustainable solid-waste treatment in Latin America, the Caribbean and North America.  In its role as coordinator of the World Water Forum’s Process of Regional Dialogue for the Americas to be held in 2018 in Brazil, the IDB is organizing a contest to act as an incentive for fresh ideas to tackle a problem affecting millions of people in the hemisphere. 

Better management of tight budgets could help Latin American and Caribbean governments to raise living standards - OECD/IDB

December 06, 2016
SANTIAGO, Chile – Governments in Latin America will need to improve public sector management and capacity – including budget allocation – to compensate for the pressure on public finances from sliding commodity prices, according to a new report by the OECD and Inter-American Development Bank covering more than 15 countries in the region.