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.
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.
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’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.
IDB, Ricky Martin Foundation, Ayuda and local partners launch campaign against human trafficking in Washington, D.C .
April 24, 2008
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ricky Martin Foundation, the non-governmental organization Ayuda and the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs have partnered to launch Call and Live in Washington DC, a campaign that promotes an anti-trafficking hotline for prevention and victim protection. Other local partners of the initiative include Telemundo, Univisión, Washington Hispanic and Radio Viva 900.
IDB gives a $300,000 hand up to women living with HIV/AIDS in Honduras
August 13, 2007
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recently announced the approval of $300,000 in grant funds to provide financial support and training to low-income women entrepreneurs living with HIV/AIDS in Bahía de Tela, Honduras.