IDB launches 2017 Call for Proposals to promote Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 24, 2017
The deadline for accepting proposals is April 26th, 2017 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2017 Call for Proposals of the Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects aimed at resolving shared challenges and seizing opportunities for development through regional cooperation among at least three countries. Since 2004, the RPG Initiative has financed 140 projects, investing a total of more than US$103 million.

Inter-American Development Bank to hold Annual Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas

February 11, 2016
Online media registration is now available for April 7–10 gathering of Latin American and Caribbean leaders Spotlight on economic challenges, private sector opportunities, urban development, global economic challenges, disaster management The Inter-American Development Bank Group will hold its Annual Mee

MIF and MEDA announce winners of agricultural technology grant program Techno-Links

October 22, 2012
The Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN, in its Spanish acronym) and Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) announce the winners of the second Call for Proposals of the agricultural technology grant program Techno-links in Peru and Nicaragua.

The IDB, a partner of Colombia in development

March 17, 2009
Since the mid-1990s the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been the leading source of multilateral financing for Colombia. Over the last 50 years, the IDB has approved more than US$14.8 billion in loans and non-refundable technical cooperation projects for Colombia. Throughout its history, the IDB has supported the Colombian government and private sector in key development areas such as infrastructure, state modernization and reform, small and medium enterprise, agriculture, energy, climate change and environmental protection.

IDB to Support competitiveness of the agriculturesector in the Caribbean

February 04, 2008
The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a US$400,000 grant from its Regional Public Goods program to enhance the capacity of the Caribbean labor force to improve the competitiveness of the agriculture sector. 

A growing insurance market

April 17, 2007
The insurance market is a $3.4 trillion business worldwide. According to a recent study by the Brazilian National School of Insurance (Funenseg by its Portuguese acronym), this market is growing faster in emerging economies, and forecasts for total global revenue point to 2.5 percent average annual growth over the coming years.

Latin America and the Caribbean prepare for a pandemic

July 10, 2006
Worldwide, more than half the people who have contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus strain have died from the disease, according to the World Health Organization’s official tally. Just in 2006, 55 of the 85 people who contracted the disease died from it.  

IDB launches first Sustainability Review

April 26, 2006
The first edition of a review that describes the IDB’s progress in promoting social and environmental sustainability in its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean was launched April 25 at a reception at the Bank attended by government officials, members of nongovernmental organizations, Bank board members and senior managers, and the press.

Mayan gold

April 01, 2006
By Roger HamiltonConsider the two worlds in a cup of latte. The milk, the bland product of a placid cow, is pretty much taken for granted. But not the coffee. Even its Latin name Coffea arabica conjures up exotic origins. It thrives in rugged terrain, in places that can be politically volatile and environmentally unstable. Connoisseurs quibble over it and commodity traders take it on wild rides through the global marketplace. This is no ordinary bean.

Coffee cornucopia

April 01, 2006
“This is much more than a coffee plantation,” said Isodoro Morales as he neared the top of the hill. Although his organic plantation appears helter-skelter, it is the product of considerable management skill and hard work—more work, in fact, than the manicured monoculture that defines large-scale commercial operations. In his plantation, Morales explained, coffee bushes are only the common denominator of a whole floral and faunal community, outwardly messy but possessing an important inner logic.