IDB launches 2020 call for proposals for regional projects in Latin America and Caribbean

February 11, 2020
Deadline for accepting proposals for Regional Public goods is April 15, 2020 On  February 14, 2020, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch the 2020 Call for Proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean, which supports projects involving three or more countries.
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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.

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:

The IDB discusses diversity and inclusion in Brazil

October 25, 2011
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held, on October 13 in Brasilia, a seminar on racial and gender diversity and inclusion: Mind Bugs: Challenges in Decision-Making.

IDB to present diversity of African descendants in Central America

October 18, 2011
A documentary film unveils history and identify of African descendants from the Caribbean Coast in Nicaragua The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold a special film presentation “The Black Creoles: Memories and Identities,” at the IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on October 24 in recognition of the International Year for People of African Descent and the Month of Autonomy in Nicaragua.

IDB Issues Poverty Reduction Bonds

January 14, 2011
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (rated Moody’s: Aaa / S&P: AAA) and Daiwa Securities Group announce an issuance of the Poverty Reduction Bonds (the “Bonds”) to support poverty alleviation and improve living conditions of new generations in Latin America and the Caribbean. These Bonds are IDB’s first impact investment bonds of 2011 and they will be offered in Japan. The IDB’s Poverty Reduction Bonds provide an opportunity to Japanese retail investors to contribute to poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB’s new accountability mechanism becomes effective

September 09, 2010
The new Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM) started operations as part of the Inter-American Development Bank’s efforts to increase the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of its operations. The Board of Executive Directors declared that the ICIM is effective as of September 9, 2010. The ICIM can now address complaints filed by individuals or groups who feel affected by projects financed by the IDB.

Spain commits 2 million Euros to IDB Knowledge Economy Fund

May 17, 2010
Spain’s Minister of Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal, announced a 2 million euro commitment to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Knowledge Economy Fund. The announcement coincides with the VI Summit of European Union and Latin American and Caribbean heads of state, which takes place in Madrid on Tuesday, May 18. The Summit’s main topic is bi-regional cooperation in innovation and technology to foster sustainable growth and social inclusion.

Cross Debarment: A new global tool against corruption

April 28, 2010
The cross debarment agreement signed recently by the world’s top multilateral banks is a milestone for the anticorruption agenda.  Due to come into force by mid-year, the agreement says that if one Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) declares a firm or individual ineligible for procurement contracts because of fraud and corruption, then all the other MDBs will do the same.

President Moreno to announce new IDB financial package to confront food crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

May 21, 2008
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, and finance ministers from seven Central American countries will meet Tuesday, May 27, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the social and economic impact of rising food prices. Ministers from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic will attend the meeting.