BID-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Award Ceremony 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 03:00
The Award recognizes organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean which have implemented innovative and effective solutions, with proven results in the management of water, sanitation and solid waste.

IDB approves the use of public procurement systems in eight Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 03:00
Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru may now use procurement subsystems on Bank financed projects This approval reflects the countries’ efforts to improve their public procurement systems, which represent a $800 billion market in the region. The impact of these efforts is measured by various indicators, including market access, which has increased significantly as 70 percent of all public procurement opportunities are today accessible through electronic means. 

Call for Proposals: 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 03:00
New edition of IDEAS contest seeks proposals to promote innovative energy solutionsin Latin America and the Caribbean Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2013 via the www.iadb.org/ideas website The 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest has launched a new call for proposals for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

NFL Players, Mandelas to Promote Road Safety

Friday, May 3, 2013 - 08:47
Events to be held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Washington, DC  On Thursday, May 9th, National Football League stars will ditch their shoulder pads to don soccer cleats for a match in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in an international road safety campaign designed to curb traffic deaths among young people. 

IDB hosts the "Touring Exhibition for the International Year of Quinoa 2013” in Washington DC

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 03:00
To highlight the virtues of the quinoa and to contribute to the recovery of the identity of the original peoples in Bolivia, the renown Bolivian artist Gastón Ugalde, has created the exhibition titled “Touring exhibition for the International Year of Quinoa”, emphasizing their ancestral feeding power that survived colonial attempts to eradicate native cultures.

7 innovative ideas to provide greater access to financial services in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 03:00
Technologies for Financial Inclusion Program announces 2012 finalists for its call for proposals The Technologies for Financial Inclusion Program has selected seven finalists among 98 nominees in its call for proposals 2012. The Program is sponsored by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and CAF, Development Bank of Latin America.

IDB and FEMSA Foundation reward the best projects for water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 03:00
The award recognizes institutions in Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico for its innovative and effective solutions Municipal institutions and NGOs in Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico won the BID-FEMSA Foundation annual Awards, granted to outstanding experiences in the management of water, sanitation and solid waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. The BID-FEMSA Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday September 18 during the III Latin American Community Water Management, in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador.

Winners from Mexico, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia of the IDB Call for Proposals for new financial instruments for the agricultural sector

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Spanish Trust Fund announced that institutions in Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Bolivia were the winners of the third call for proposals of the Better Conditions for Productivity (MAP) on the topic of new financial instruments for the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Discussion on Economic Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Youth Comes to Capitol Hill

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 16:45
Multilateral Investment Fund Releases New Strategy for Youth Training Projects The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group held a panel discussion on Capitol Hill on Friday, September 14 from 10:00-11:30am on the topic “Developing Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Young performers from Rio slums visit DC high school to show a way toward a brighter future

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 03:00
Media invited to workshop and performance at Bell Multicultural High School on Friday, Sept. 14 A group of 20 young Brazilian artists from Rio de Janeiro slums will spend the day at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Sept. 14 to show how the performing arts are helping young people stay away from gang violence and prepare for full-time employment.