Registration opens for event seeking innovative solutions to development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 03:00
Registration is open for people who want to participate in Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives, an innovative, day-long forum that will examine innovative solutions from around the world for development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador present the “Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle” at the IDB

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 03:00
**IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE MEDIA: PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION** U.S. Vice President Joe Biden also to speak at 10 a.m. at Nov. 14 seminar “Investing in Central America: Opening up Opportunities for Growth,” in Washington, D.C.

Brazil’s Fisherwomen Mean Business

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 03:00
In Vila Castelo, a small town in the Brazilian state of Pará, fisherwomen are learning the ropes of fiscal management and entrepreneurship  Traditional fishing does not differ much today from what it has been since biblical times—a boat, a net, and a few men. Wait. Men? Maybe it has changed after all. At least in Vila Castelo, a tiny fishing village in Brazil’s state of Pará, women fish alongside men. 

Book presentation: Better Pensions, Better Jobs

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 09:02
What is the current state of pension coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean? How can governments provide quality pensions for all? “Better Pensions, Better Jobs”, a new publication of the Labor Markets and Social Security Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank, provides answers to these questions by addressing the need to fight against poverty during the elder years and increase formal employment and productivity.

U.S. Treasury recognizes IDB’s support for PACE Training and Employment Support Program in Mexico

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 03:00
U.S. Treasury presented award to President Luis Alberto Moreno in Washington The Inter-American Development Bank’s support for Mexico’s PACE Training and Employment Support Program was recognized for its development impact by the U.S. Treasury in an award ceremony today.

French Development Agency and the Inter-American Development Bank expand cooperation ties

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 03:00
The French development agency (AFD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are expanding their cooperation ties. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AFD was signed October 14 on the occasion of the World Bank Annual Meeting in Tokyo. The new MOU will replace an MOU signed in 2008 between both organizations. 

Latin American and Caribbean Women: Better Educated, Lower Paid

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 03:00
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 launches call for innovative solutions and disruptive ideas for the labor inclusion of people with disabilities

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 03:00
Call for solutions for the labor inclusion of people-with a focus on gender-with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Life Skills Count

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 03:00
Going beyond technical training to make at-risk youth employable There are 32 million young people in Latin America and the Caribbean—one in every five youth aged 15-29— that neither work nor study. In order to prepare these young people for workplace success, job training programs need to go beyond technical instruction and also teach “life skills,” such as communication, reliability, and teamwork.