WeXchange 2019 Pitch Competition is now open for women entrepreneurs

June 25, 2019
The Pitch Competition, open to high-growth women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, is organized by IDB Lab and Angel Ventures. The deadline for application is July 31.

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.

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

The Inter-American Development Bank and MTV Latinoamérica Join with Colombian Singer Marre to Promote the need for Road Safety

December 15, 2010
MIAMI, FL –The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and MTV Latinoamérica today announced that they have joined with the young Colombian singer Marre to promote the IDB’s road safety message “Do your Part—Safe Roads for All.” The public service announcement, which features the young singer, will premiere Wednesday, December 15, on MTV and on www.MTVAgentesDeCambio.com.

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. 

IDB supports youth development to improve their economic opportunities

September 15, 2010
More than 360 specialists in entrepreneurship, employment, and youth development are meeting with youth leaders from 62 countries to share lessons learned and new ideas to boost economic and business opportunities and generate income for young people. The 2010 Global Youth Enterprise and Livelihoods Development Conference is being carried out at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Annual Meeting of the IDB and the IIC highlights the importance of sports and culture for development

March 18, 2010
Quintana Roo, Mexico – Officials of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), dignitaries of the Mexican government, partners from the public and private sectors, and civil society visited today a community development project that promotes sports as a tool for improving the well-being of youth.

Mitsubishi Corporation teams up with IDB Fund to support youth rural entrepreneurs

November 08, 2009
Mitsubishi Corporation will support an existing project funded by the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and Odebrecht Foundation. The project has been helping small-scale producers located in environmental protected areas develop new market channels for their products. Mitsubishi Corporation will provide a $150,000 grant for one year and it intends to continue mobilizing similar resources for three years, subject to annual review and approval by both institutions.

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 Annual Meeting concludes with countries vowing action on crisis

March 31, 2009
Governments approve kicking off process to review IDB capital levels. Seminars, dialogues, exhibitions and debates mark IDB’s 50-year anniversary.MEDELLÍN, Colombia – For nearly a week ending today, this picturesque and thriving city transformed itself into the economic epicenter of Latin America and the Caribbean.