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:

Three organizations from Barbados, Brazil, and Nicaragua win the IDB’s Juscelino Kubitschek Award

November 19, 2013
Nominations for the prestigious award were received from 496 organizations in 28 Latin American, Caribbean, and European countries  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today that three institutions from Barbados, Brazil, and Nicaragua won the Juscelino Kubitschek Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in economics and finance, and social, cultural, and scientific achievement. 

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.

Latin American and Caribbean countries commit to standardize crime and violence statistics

August 21, 2012
An IDB-financed project will help the region improve and harmonize information on citizen security CALI, Colombia – Fifteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean today confirmed their participation in a path breaking project to unify and share indicators on crime and violence at a citizen security conference held in this city. In addition, Bolivia, Guatemala and Panama expressed their intention to join the regional initiative.

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).

Spain officially approved its contribution to the SM2015 Initiative

December 05, 2011
MADRID, Spain - The Government of Spain has officially finalized its contribution to the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative for an amount of $42 million, to be disbursed between 2012 and 2016.

A water turnaround in Haiti

November 03, 2011
Before the project started in 2008, Saint Marc had running water for nine hours a week, at best. At present service is up to 10 hours a day—the highest average in any urban area in Haiti.

Improving living conditions in low-income neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro

March 23, 2011
IDB details impact of second phase of Favela-Bairro program The Favela-Bairro program of the the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has helped improve living conditions for many poor inhabitants of urban slums in areas like income and availability of social services, a review of the program shows.

The Caribbean and the IDB at a Glance

September 27, 2010
The IDB member countries of the English-speaking Caribbean – The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago – along with Dutch-speaking Suriname, are brought together by commerce, geography, history and traditions. Their economic situation and development challenges, however, may vary widely.