IDB approves Uruguay's first cybersecurity credit in its history

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:15
Loan will support the strengthening of the country's capacity to prevent, detect and respond to cyber attacks The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved an $8 million loan that will support the strengthening of Uruguay's capacity to protect its digital space by improving its systems to prevent, detect and respond to cyber attacks.

IDB and SmartFilms® Cell-Phone Film Festival Launch Citizen-Security Category

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 23:58
Contest seeks short films on crime prevention and citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean by young people and professionals  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the SmartFilms® Film Festival today launched a new citizen-security contest category and is calling for submissions on the theme “I am not afraid to enjoy my city.”

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 13:22
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.

Ecuador to strengthen its fiscal sustainability with IDB support

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 22:14
$500 million in financing will protect macroeconomic stability and social spending Ecuador will strengthen its fiscal sustainability with $500 million in financing approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB launches Superheroes of Development contest to recognize executing agencies

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 18:41
In its second edition, the call for proposals will be open from March 4th to May 17th, 2019. The Superheroes of Development Award will recognize executing agencies of IDB-financed projects that have successfully addressed challenges during its implementation. The contest will identify eight finalists from across Latin America and the Caribbean who will travel to IDB’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present their solutions.

IDB supports program to strengthen management, foster economic growth and employment in Argentine provinces

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 03:00
Project will promote private and public investment improvements at provincial level, help reform the federal tax system and strengthen decision-making bodies Argentina will implement a program to promote economic growth and employment in its provinces through income, spending and public investment management improvements as well as investment projects execution with help from a $120 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IIC Launches $80 Mln Initiative to Improve SME Corporate Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
New initiative to help export-oriented SMEs to meet international best practices in corporate governance, facilitating access to long-term financing The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) is launching a new $80 million initiative for direct lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The initiative will provide loans and technical assistance packages to help export-oriented SMEs meet emerging international best practices in corporate governance.

Bolivia will improve urban restructuring in La Ceja with IDB loan

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 03:00
A $47 million loan will focus on supporting the Autonomous Municipal Government of El Alto in developing its urban infrastructure, citizen services and planning capabilities.

A capital challenge in Haiti

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 03:00
Until February 2011, Jean-Claude Seropian, a French hydraulic engineer, worked in Paris as director of operations of Suez Environnement, one of the world’s leading water and waste management companies. That month he moved to Haiti as head of a team of five technical, financial and management experts from Suez and two sister companies, Aguas de Barcelona and United Water. Their mission: to work with the staff of Port-au-Prince’s ailing water utility to arrest the decline of its services.

IDB’s Moreno calls for Closer Ties with China and launches new programs with Chinese financial institutions

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 03:00
IDB President meets with top Chinese officials on two-day visit that highlighted areas in which the two regions could share their expertise BEIJING, China – China and Latin America and the Caribbean should join forces to tackle development challenges such as education, urbanization and climate change, Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), told Chinese officials during a visit.