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.

IDB honors Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel for his cultural and social work

December 07, 2016
Acclaimed musical director of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will deliver the Enrique V. Iglesias Lecture for Culture and Development Venezuelan composer and musical director Gustavo Dudamel will deliver the Enrique V. Iglesias Lecture for Culture and Development on December 14, created by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to outstanding humanists for their contributions to the arts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The IDB Cultural Center opens “Abstraction Abstracción Abstração: Sophistication in Brazilian Art”

March 27, 2014
The exhibition honoring Brazil explores the country's aesthetic complexity and creativity

Five states and provinces from Latin America to receive IDB prize for innovative government practices

January 14, 2014
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will on Jan. 15 award the GobernArte Prize for the most innovative government programs to five states and provinces from Latin America, in the smart government and the citizen security categories. The winners will receive the prize from IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno at a special event in the Bank’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The winners are:

Brazilian writer Nélida Piñón to present the Enrique V. Iglesias Chair for Culture and Development at the IDB

September 11, 2013
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that it has invited renowned Brazilian artist and writer Nélida Piñón to present the second lecture of the Enrique V. Iglesias Chair for Culture and Development, which was created to highlight the greatest humanists and cultural promoters in the region. The event will take place in Washington D.C. on December 5, 2013 at Bank headquarters.

Young people with big ideas that transform society

March 14, 2013
Participate and follow us on Twitter using @bidjuventud How does one solve old problems? With new ideas PANAMA CITY – We must listen to the voices of young people, with their fresh ideas and their plans for the future. And especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, the region with the world’s youngest population, where the average age is only 27.

Latin American and Caribbean Women: Better Educated, Lower Paid

October 15, 2012
Even with more education than men, women are still concentrated in lower-paid occupations such as teaching, health care or the service sector. When comparing men and women of the same age and educational level, men earn 17 percent more than women in Latin America.

IDB announces partner institutions for the 2012 Cultural Development Program

August 08, 2012
Partner institutions include artistic and cultural institutions and organizations of the Civil Society The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has selected 50 partner institutions to receive financing and technical assistance for cultural development projects in 26 countries. These projects will receive grants under the Cultural Development Program, designed to support artistic and creative endeavors.

Civic culture is key to reduce violence, study finds

May 30, 2012
IDB-sponsored study explores how changes in civic culture are needed to achieve long-term success in mitigating violence Any successful strategy to prevent violence should include measures to recognize and change behaviors prompted by beliefs, emotions and cultural factors, according to a new study sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Master Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez meets with IDB President Moreno

February 23, 2012
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, met yesterday with Master Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez to discuss the artist’s works and to share ideas about the direction of creative industries throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region.  Cruz-Diez, considered a major figure in contemporary art and one of the founders of the Kinetic Art movement has lived and worked in Paris since 1960. His research and color experimentation brought about unconventional color structures in his paintings which the eye often perceives as motion.