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 announces winner of the 2019 Superheroes of Development Award

September 16, 2019
The winning IDB-financed project developed a new solution to monitor public infrastructure works and to empower citizens to evaluate the use of public resources in Honduras. WASHINGTON D.C., September 12, 2019. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winner of the Superheroes of Development contest, an award given to executing agencies that have successfully implemented innovative solutions in projects financed by the IDB.

IDB announces the finalists for the Superheroes of Development Award

July 11, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the eight finalists for the second edition of its Superheroes of Development Award, which recognizes the innovative solutions devised and valuable lessons learned by executing agencies while implementing development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Government of France becomes founding donor of IDB Natural Capital Lab

November 30, 2018
The Government of the French Republic will contribute €24 million to the recently launched Natural Capital Lab of the Inter-American Development Bank, becoming its founding donor. France’s Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno today signed a letter of intent concerning the contribution on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IDB launches report detailing steps to help avoid social conflicts

September 10, 2018
A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) identifies ten key elements that can help projects improve their sustainability and reduce potential social conflicts, from proper community engagement and legal foundations to adequate monitoring of results.

Better governance and greater integration to determine fate of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030

December 01, 2016
New Atlantic Council report commissioned by IDB offers contrasting scenarios for crime, democracy, trade and economic growth The Atlantic Council today released "Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios," a report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that looks at how the region's countries could evolve over the next 14 years, underscoring how more integration and better governance hold the key to greater prosperity.

IDB President, experts to talk to members of media accredited to the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador

October 15, 2016
Habitat, the main global conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, is being held for the first time in Latin America The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will have a strong presence in the Habitat III Conference to be held in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 17-20, 2016.

Key emerging markets attract record $126 billion in clean energy investment

November 23, 2015
Latest Climatescope study from the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund and Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows 2014 clean energy activity mainly occurred in developing countries, led by China, Brazil and Chile

IDB finances photovoltaic solar energy project for private sector in Uruguay

July 31, 2014
The La Jacinta Solar Energy Project will be located in the northwest city of Salto, have a capacity of 64.8MW and help reduce carbon emissions The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $40.9 million loan from its ordinary capital and $25 million from the Canada Climate Fund, which is administered by the Bank, to finance the private sector in Uruguay in the construction, operation and maintenance of a photovoltaic solar energy plant and its related facilities.

IDB supports the development and strengthening of environmental management in Uruguay

November 20, 2013
Bank-financed program will increase the quality of environmental evaluations and controls, reduce paperwork, and cut costs  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan for $5 million to support the development and strengthening of environmental management in Uruguay by improving administrative operations of the Ministry of Housing, Land Use Planning, and Environment DINAMA).