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 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.

IDB Issues Poverty Reduction Bonds

June 22, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (rated Moody’s: Aaa / S&P: AAA) and Daiwa Securities Group hereby announce an issuance of the Poverty Reduction Bonds (the “Bonds”) to support poverty reduction and improve living conditions of new generations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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.

Moreno, Iglesias to participate in awards ceremony for Juscelino Kubitschek prize

November 24, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank will hold an awards ceremony for the Juscelino Kubitschek Prize on November 30, in Estoril, Portugal, during the Ibero-American Summit. The prize recognizes the efforts of regional institutions to promote economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Portuguese foreign minister Luís Filipe Marques Amado, IDB president Luis Alberto Moreno, Ibero-American Secretariat secretary general Enrique V. Iglesias, and other authorities will participate in the ceremony, at which three institutions will receive the award.

IDB Cosponsors Latin American Conference on Medical Informatics 2008

October 21, 2008
The Inter-American Development Bank will cosponsor the Third Latin American Conference on Medical Informatics, to take place in Argentina on October 30 and 31, and will also hold a seminar on the role of mobile telephony in bringing healthcare services to the greater population.

IDB research shows food crisis could deepen poverty in 19 countries

August 12, 2008
Latin American and Caribbean countries should strengthen social programs to alleviate the impact of higher food prices among 71 million poor people in the region, newly released numbers on the potential impact of food prices by Inter-American Development Bank show.  More than 26 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could fall into extreme poverty if food prices remain high, according to the IDB.