Crime exacts steep social, public and private costs in Latin America and Caribbean: IDB study

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 03:00
Annual costs of crime and violence estimated at $261 billion for region; impacts vary among and within countries Violence and crime impacts much higher than for developed nations Report calculates foregone income of murder victims, imprisoned individuals A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates the direct annual cost of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at $261 bill

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 03:00
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 and government of Argentina launch Security Week to discuss crime and violence in Latin America and Caribbean

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 03:00
· Almost 135.000 victims of murder in the region last year; cost of crime estimated at $120 billion · Studies on violence in cities, police communications to be unveiled The Inter-American Development Bank and the Ministry of Security of Argentina today launched the 8th Annual Security Week, aiming to promote more dialogue and knowledge exchange on crime and violence, with a focus on transparency and on police reforms.

IDB and OAS urge Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen cybersecurity

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 03:00
Report shows the region has “potentially devastating” vulnerabilities Four out of five countries lack a cybersecurity strategy Leaders of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS) today called on the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to step up their efforts on cybersecurity following the release of a new study, carried out by the two institutions with the support of Oxford University.

Honduras to expand coverage and quality of health services

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 03:00
IDB loan for $50 million will benefit child and maternal health in the country’s poorest municipalities Honduras will utilize a $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to improve access to quality health services, especially in poor rural areas, enabling the government to double the number of beneficiaries by 2015.

Public-private partnerships presented as models to reduce maternal and child health inequities

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
Bill Gates and Carlos Slim support the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative, featured as one of the central issues at IDB’s Annual Meeting Participate and follow us on Twitter using #SM2015 @SM2015_ #IDB2013

Latin American and Caribbean countries commit to standardize crime and violence statistics

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 03:00
An IDB-financed project will help the region improve and harmonize information on citizen security CALI, Colombia – Fifteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean today confirmed their participation in a path breaking project to unify and share indicators on crime and violence at a citizen security conference held in this city. In addition, Bolivia, Guatemala and Panama expressed their intention to join the regional initiative.

IDB lends $60 million to Honduras for violence prevention and criminal investigation program

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $60 million loan to help the government of Honduras improve citizen security at the national and municipal levels. The resources will finance the strengthening of the institutional and operational capacity of the country’s Ministry of Security, National Police and local authorities to better prevent, investigate and solve crimes.

IDB loan to benefit 100,000 poor households in rural Honduras

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 03:00
IDB gives $75 million loan for Honduras conditional cash-transfer program The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $75 million loan for the Honduran conditional cash transfer program known as Bono 10,000, to help strengthen the human capital of 100,000 poor households in the country’s rural areas.

Honduras receives $180 million from IDB for financial sector, natural disaster preparation

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved three loans for Honduras for a total of $180 million to support reforms to the pension system and the financial sector, and to help the country deal with natural disasters.