IDB Statement on the Purchase of Ventilators in Bolivia

May 18, 2020
Bolivia’s Ministry of Health, based on an analysis of immediate and necessary actions to address the coronavirus crisis, purchased 170 Spanish-made ventilators of the RESPIRA brand. The devices were considered appropriate to help meet the increase in demand for mechanical ventilation for COVID-19 patients in municipalities where intensive-care services are lacking, and to complement the resources available in tertiary hospitals.
2020-05-18

IDB launches 2020 call for proposals for regional projects in Latin America and Caribbean

February 11, 2020
Deadline for accepting proposals for Regional Public goods is April 15, 2020 On  February 14, 2020, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch the 2020 Call for Proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean, which supports projects involving three or more countries.
2020-02-11

IDB announces winners of the 2019 President's Awards in Trinidad and Tobago

December 10, 2019
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service won the Service Excellence Award and the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation won the Innovation Award. People’s Choice Awards were awarded to the Environmental Management Authority and the Police Complaints Authority. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winners for its 2019 President’s Awards for Service Excellence and Innovation in the Public Sector in Trinidad and Tobago at an awards
2019-12-10

Inter-American Development Bank to hold 60th anniversary celebration in Washington DC

August 28, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank will celebrate its 60th anniversary in Washington DC, with a series of events featuring heads of state and leaders from the public and private sectors.

IDB Annual Meeting to review private sector, economic issues

July 09, 2019
Economic and financial leaders of the 48 member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank Group will discuss the development challenges and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Annual Meeting that will take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on July 16 and 17.

Costa Rica hosts IDB’s Regional Policy Dialogue on Environmental Permitting and Compliance

June 13, 2019
Escazú, Costa Rica – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit, June 18-20 will hold the VII Regional Policy Dialogue (RPD) to help Latin American environmental agencies strengthen their environmental permitting and compliance systems.

The IDB starting a process of public consultation to expand its Procurement Policies

February 27, 2019
Washington, D.C., February 2019.- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has formulated an ambitious Expansion of Procurement Policies in order to facilitate the implementation of the Bank's Institutional Strategy, which was recently updated.

IDB launches Central American motion picture cycle as part of AFI Latin American Film Fest

September 07, 2018
The event, Central Film Fest: Central America + Dominican Republic, will be held in Washington, D.C. to promote and expand the visibility of the regional filmmaking industry’s talent and potential. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in partnership with the AFI 2018 Latin American Film Festival, will hold the Central Film Fest: Central America + Dominican Republic event in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 6 through Oct. 11.

IDB announces the finalists for its Superheroes of Development Award

August 27, 2018
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the five finalists for the first edition of its Superheroes of Development Award, which recognizes the innovative solutions devised and valuable lessons learned by executing agencies while implementing projects.

IDB to recognize project implementing agencies with Superheroes of Development Awards

June 07, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 13 JULY 2018 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the first edition of its Superheroes of Development Awards, which will recognize outstanding achievements of executing agencies in solving problems or handling risks while implementing development projects.