Seminar: Key challenges and solutions facing governments in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 03:00
Learn about the key findings about the study Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2017, conducted by IDB and OECD The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization from Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) invite you to a discussion with top economists and experts to discuss the state of the public administration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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. 

Latin American and Caribbean countries commit to standardize crime and violence statistics

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 03:00
An IDB-financed project will help the region improve and harmonize information on citizen security CALI, Colombia – Fifteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean today confirmed their participation in a path breaking project to unify and share indicators on crime and violence at a citizen security conference held in this city. In addition, Bolivia, Guatemala and Panama expressed their intention to join the regional initiative.

IDB selects winners of measuring impact awards

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 03:24
Five project submissions have been selected as the best in evaluating the impact of institutional reforms, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today. The winning projects will look at a range of areas, from prison rehabilitation in Chile to improving the business climate in Buenos Aires and citizen participation in Lima.  A committee of experts selected the winning projects from a group of 24 finalist submissions. A total of 131 proposals were received from 19 Latin American and Caribbean countries, involving 124 different organizations.