Netflix Joins IDB to Promote Skills-Learning and Growth of Region’s Entertainment Industry

August 18, 2021
Streaming entertainment service partners with Bank to promote the development of 21st century skills, including in the digital and creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging its expertise to help address skills shortages in the region’s entertainment industry and to develop new opportunities to improve education and in
2021-08-18

IDB supports vulnerable populations in Peru

May 13, 2021
The $600 million project seeks to improve the protection of vulnerable people through social policies for the labor market, public health services, technical-productive education, and prevention and care of violence against women. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $600 million project for Peru to improve the protection of vulnerable people through social policies.
2021-05-13

USAID and IDB Announce $2 Million for the final BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge

April 06, 2021
The funds will support Venezuelans and their Host Communities with Inclusion, Gender Equality and Entrepreneurship, Employment, and Education Opportunities The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced $2 million for the final six BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge  awards to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Guyana. 
2021-04-06

IDB and IDB Invest Gain Board Support on Vision 2025 and Path Toward Capitalization

March 21, 2021
IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone details “Vision 2025,” as Bank’s agenda focuses on recovery and sustainable growth for region at first Annual Meeting in two years.  Board of Governors approves resolution on recapitalization discussions, supports “Vision 2025.” BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank's Board of Governors approved a resolution authorizing the analytic work required to consider a potential capital increase, and overwhelmingly supported the IDB’s “Vision 2025” agenda for recovery and sustainable economi
2021-03-21

Inclusion and technology will be key to improving social services, IDB stresses

March 17, 2021
At the event "Lessons for after the pandemic: Rebuilding in an inclusive way", international experts talked about the opportunities to reduce inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, redesigning social services to improve their quality and effectiveness. BARRANQUILLA, Colombia - Will the world change or not after the pandemic?
2021-03-17

IDB announces Build Forward initiative to advance technology and resilience in Caribbean

February 25, 2021
Effort includes multi-donor facility expected to mobilize $1.5 billion The Caribbean Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank backed Build Forward, a $3.5 billion multi-year program to help Caribbean countries sustainably recover while making technological leaps that will bring about a transformational future.
2021-02-25

IDB and USAID Announce New Finance for BetterTogether Challenge Projects

January 19, 2021
The funds will support projects that promote gender equality, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities for Venezuelan migrants and the communities that receive them. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $2.4 million for nine new BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge awards to benefit Venezuelans in Argentina, Chile, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
2021-01-19

IDB announces the winners of the Education and Creative Economy PLAY Challenge

November 05, 2020
Over 290 companies from 30 countries around the world participated in the competition. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the four winners of the PLAY Challenge today. The competition recognizes the most innovative global solutions in the education sector and the creative economy.
2020-11-05

At least 77 million rural inhabitants have no access to high-quality internet services

October 29, 2020
The IICA, BID and Microsoft study focused on 24 countries throughout all of Latin America and the Caribbean.
2020-10-29

IDB receives $1 Million from Japan to Support Education in Honduras and El Salvador

October 14, 2020
This technical cooperation, financed by the Japan Special Fund, will reduce the impact of COVID-19 on learning for vulnerable young people in both countries, and will extend good practices to the Mesoamerican region. The discontinuity of educational services, due to COVID-19, will have a negative impact on student dropout and learning, especially for the most vulnerable young people in Mesoamerica.
2020-10-14