IDB, Germany and Switzerland partner to transform vocational training in LAC

October 18, 2019
Multi-donor fund of US$13 million will accelerate the transformation of technical and vocational education and training in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) and the Government of Switzerland, represented by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), have launched the TVET Fund, a new multi-donor fund that aims to transform

Nearly 1,400 indigenous entrepreneurs in Panama to boost revenue with support from IDB

May 20, 2019
A USD43 MILLION OPERATION WILL IMPROVE ACCESS TO FINANCING, INVESTMENT IN PRODUCTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a USD40 million loan to Panama, complemented by a local contribution of USD3 million, to implement an ambitious program financial inclusion and indigenous entrepreneurship in the country's 12 indigenous regions.

IDB launches innovative territorial approach to address development challenges

May 09, 2019
A study entitled “Honduras: a territorial approach to development” presents for the first time a spatial economic strategy that redefines the traditional national model so as to achieve greater and more inclusive economic growth. As it marks its 60th anniversary, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has presented the study "Honduras: a territorial approach to development”, which makes an innovative proposal to confront the country’s development challenges and fu

IDB approves grant funds for countries receiving migrants in Latin America and Caribbean

May 07, 2019
Grant resources will support inclusive national development investments, regional projects, research, training on critical issues, and innovative solutions impacting development in region The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank has approved the use of its special grant facility to support operations that help countries integrate migrants into local communities and contribute to their development.

IDB launches 2019 Call for Proposals to finance regional projects in Latin America

January 16, 2019
THE DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR REGIONAL PUBLIC GOODS IS MARCH 1ST, 2019 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2019 Call for Proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects involving three or more countries.

Millennials have potential that Latin America and Caribbean must not squander, says study

November 22, 2018
Young people in Latin America and the Caribbean have weak cognitive skills but their socio-emotional abilities are strong, according to the study “Millennials in Latin America and the Caribbean: to work or to study?” The report, which is the result of research drawing on more than 15,000 people in nine countries, also found a high level of optimism and aspiration in this new generation of workers. Young people in Latin America and the Caribbean have great potential but it could end u

IDB begins public consultation on Strategy on Social Policy for Equity and Productivity

November 09, 2010
The IDB is initiating the first phase of public consultation on the development of its new Strategy on Social Policy for Equity and Productivity. The Strategy under development will guide the Bank’s operational and analytical work in social areas, with the objective of improving impacts on equity and productivity. 

Pending: capitalizing the gender dividend in Latin America and the Caribbean

March 19, 2010
CANCÚN, Mexico – While women are rapidly joining the workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean, this region is not fully harnessing women’s potential to raise productivity and boost economic growth, according to a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank. The report, The Gender Dividend – Capitalizing on Women’s Work, fed the discussion at a seminar held here on Friday, ahead of the March 21-23 annual meeting of the IDB Board of Governors.

Microsoft and the IDB extend joint projects in 16 countries

October 13, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank and Microsoft agreed today to extend their joint investment in projects that promote the  sustainable social and economic advance of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

IDB, Global Network to mobilize $30 Million to fight neglected tropical diseases

September 23, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases announced today their commitment to mobilize $30 million from the public and private sectors to fight neglected tropical diseases in the Americas. The announcement was made in New York during the Clinton Global Initiative.