Suriname to improve health services’ delivery with IDB support

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:45
$20 million loan will help Suriname’s health sector to deal with challenges posed by non-communicable and communicable diseases The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a $20 million loan which will improve access to high-quality, well-integrated primary care services as well as enhance the effectiveness of Suriname’s health sector to address priority epidemiological challenges throughout the country.

IDB launches initiative to promote savings for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 15:12
The Retirement Savings Laboratory will carry out pilot programs to encourage more workers in the region to save for their old age. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today presented the Retirement Savings Laboratory, a project that seeks to increase the number of people saving for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Pensions at risk for 80 millon people in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 03:00
In the absence of reforms, the growing middle class may be vulnerable to poverty in old age Experts and policy makers gathered today at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to discuss the future of pensions in Latin America and the Caribbean. A panel discussion moderated by CNN journalist Gabriela Frias explored different policy approaches to ensure greater coverage and sustainability of pension systems in the region.

IDB President addresses Second World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid

Monday, April 8, 2002 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank is a participant in the United Nations Second World Assembly on ageing, being held in Madrid, Spain, with the goal of assisting governments, civil society and the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean in formulating realistic, concrete operative proposals to improve living conditions for older persons in the region. In Latin America there are some 44 million persons aged 60 and above, and many of them can not satisfy basic needs of diet, clothing, health and physical security.

100 experts discuss policies and programs to support active and healthy aging populations in Latin America

Thursday, June 1, 2000 - 03:00
A hundred international experts met today at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., to review the condition of older adults and to identify strategies to support active and healthy aging, particularly for the poorest populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB will sponsor conference on active aging in Latin America June 1-2

Thursday, May 25, 2000 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank will host a two-day international "Consultation on Active Aging" June 1-2 to review the condition of older people and to identify strategies to support active and healthy aging, particularly for the poorest populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB sponsors social protection initiative for Latin America

Thursday, February 4, 1999 - 03:00
Latin America and the Caribbean must take up the cause of social protection with the same level of commitment with which they have embraced economic reform, Inter-American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias said today at a conference on how to shield societies' most vulnerable groups from the impact of economic crises and natural disasters.