IDB Group holds forum on sustainable recovery in advance of UN conferences

June 23, 2021
Media Advisory • "One Region, One Commitment"virtual summit will bring together officials from the region to showcase progress in climate and biodiversity policies on the road to COP15 and COP26 • Innovative financial projects and mechanisms that are driving transformations towards net-zero-emission and resilient economies to be presented The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold the One Region, One Commitment
2021-06-23

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.
2020-02-11

Wastewater as a resource, not as waste: Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Water Week

August 28, 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank is coordinating the Latin American and the Caribbean sessions during the World Water Week in Sweden’s capital, focusing on the need to adopt wastewater reuse practices to meet the region’s present and future water needs STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to lead a revolution in the management of wastewater as a resource by reusing it in agricultural and industrial activities, and by promoting circular economy models while at the same time striving to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6

IDB rewards the most successful good practices and experiences in water and sanitation in the Americas

August 10, 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has opened a call to identify the best practices and experiences in drinking water provision, sanitary network improvements, and sustainable solid-waste treatment in Latin America, the Caribbean and North America.  In its role as coordinator of the World Water Forum’s Process of Regional Dialogue for the Americas to be held in 2018 in Brazil, the IDB is organizing a contest to act as an incentive for fresh ideas to tackle a problem affecting millions of people in the hemisphere. 

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.

BID-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Award Ceremony 2013

November 13, 2013
The Award recognizes organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean which have implemented innovative and effective solutions, with proven results in the management of water, sanitation and solid waste.

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.

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.

FACT SHEET – Water: a threatened resource in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 17, 2009
A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE LAC has 8% of global population but it controls 31% of total freshwater resources (Asia has 60% of population, only 28% of water). This advantage is evident: In electricity: Ø  Water provides 68% of all electricity generation (more than 80% in Brazil) compared to global averages of less than 16% Ø  Cheap, renewable, carbon-neutral source of power, with room for growth:

IDB to host meeting on infrastructure, environment and poverty reduction

November 16, 2007
The Inter-American Development Bank will host at its Washington, D.C. headquarters November 19-21 the 12th meeting of the Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP). The event’s theme will be “infrastructure, growth and poverty reduction: the role of ecosystems and natural resources."