MDB climate finance in low and middle-income countries reaches US$41.5 billion in 2019

August 06, 2020
THE 2019 REPORT COVERS FOR THE FIRST TIME MDBs' CLIMATE FINANCE ACROSS ALL COUNTRIES Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) accounted for US$ 61.6 billion in 2019, of which US$ 41.5 billion (67 percent) was in low- and middle-income economies, according to the 2019 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance.
2020-08-06

WeXchange launches Annual Competition for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM

August 03, 2020
The WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition, for high-growth women entrepreneurs in STEM in Latin America and the Caribbean, will be receiving applications until August 23. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) group, has announced the launch of its eight edition of WeXchange, the largest forum that connects Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) women entrepreneurs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic
2020-08-03

IDB, CAF, FONPLATA launch alliance for regional integration

August 03, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), CAF –development bank of Latin America–, and FONPLATA announced the launching of their Alliance for the Integration and Development of Latin America and the Caribbean (ILAT) to provide technical and financial support to integration projects and generate knowledge and applied technology.
2020-08-03

UN Women, IDB urge Caribbean to integrate gender as catalyst for economic recovery

July 31, 2020
The UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women (UN Women), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), convened High-Level representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for an in-depth  discussion on the urgency of addressing the care economy and the impact on women, who comprise the majority of unpaid care workers.
2020-07-31

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

15 million new jobs by 2030 in transition to a net-zero emission economy, IDB and ILO say

July 29, 2020
In a groundbreaking study, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) show that the transition to a net-zero emission economy could create 15 million net new jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030. To support a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the region urgently needs to create decent jobs and build a more sustainable and inclusive future.
2020-07-29

IDB and Start-Up Nation Central join efforts to Boost Israel-Latin America Tech Relations

July 21, 2020
Start-Up Nation Central (SNC) announces a new partnership with ConnectAmericas, a social network created by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with the support of Google, DHL, Sealand, Facebook and Mastercard.
2020-07-21

IDB launches call for proposals for innovations promoting the 21st century skills

July 15, 2020
The Spotlight project will target countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.   Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and HundrED.org, a global education nonprofit, announced the launch of a Spotlight project. This aims to identify effective models for cultivating 21st century skills, also called transversal skills, in students by looking for innovations in learning from Latin America and the Caribbean.
2020-07-15

Gender, environment and social safeguards are good for bottom line, IDB studies show

July 10, 2020
Best practices in social and environmental safeguards become more urgent during pandemic Two new studies by the Inter-American Development Bank show the positive financial impacts for investors, companies and banks that take gender, environmental and social factors into their decision-making.
2020-07-10

IDB launches second phase of consultations on Environmental and Social Policy Framework

July 06, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is launching a second and final phase of public consultations for its new Environmental and Social Policy Framework on July 6, 2020 and invites all interested stakeholders to examine and comment on the revised draft of this policy framework proposal.
2020-07-06