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.

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.

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 announces winners of beyondBanking awards

December 21, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winners of its beyondBanking awards. The awards highlight sustainable environmental, social and corporate governance projects implemented by financial intermediaries (FIs) 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.

IDB welcomes participation in an online discussion forum on policies to promote racial equality in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 16, 2010
The Gender and Diversity Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Bank‘s first online discussion forum on policies to advance social inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The purpose of the forum is to create a community of practice among academics, NGOs, policy makers and other stakeholders, and to review five country-specific studies (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) being conducted by the IDB. 

IDB begins second phase of public consultation for gender equality policy

June 04, 2010
The IDB announces the second phase of the public consultation on the draft of the Operational Policy on Gender Equality in Development, starting today, June 4. This will give stakeholders and the broader public the opportunity to review the document.

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.