The IDB, a partner of Colombia in development

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 03:00
Since the mid-1990s the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been the leading source of multilateral financing for Colombia. Over the last 50 years, the IDB has approved more than US$14.8 billion in loans and non-refundable technical cooperation projects for Colombia. Throughout its history, the IDB has supported the Colombian government and private sector in key development areas such as infrastructure, state modernization and reform, small and medium enterprise, agriculture, energy, climate change and environmental protection.

Microfinance Ranking Championship League 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 03:00
By Matthew Gerhrke, Renso Martinez and Maria Cecilia Rondon, Microfinance Information Exchange, INC. (MIX)Microfinance in Latin America and the Caribbean skyrocketed in 2007, fueled by booming demand for financial services from microentrepreneurs in the region’s fastgrowing economies along with new funding in both debt and deposit. The region and its microfinance institutions (MFIs) remained in the forefront of attractive investment opportunities.

State-owned rental housing

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - 03:00
Government-owned subsidized rental houses have been used as a shelter solution for low-income populations in several countries, particularly in the Caribbean, according to a recent IDB study analyzing cases and presenting options to improve existing situations.

Chile’s toll-road revolution

Thursday, January 1, 2004 - 03:00
By Paul ConstanceSometime this year, commuters in the Chilean capital of Santiago will experience a long-awaited dose of relief when portions of a new four-lane highway running north–south through their congested city finally open to traffic.

Valparaíso and Buenos Aires: Cities to Preserve

Friday, February 7, 2003 - 03:00
Two Latin American cities, Valparaíso and Buenos Aires, came together at the lecture "The Conservation of 19th and 20th Century Monuments and Heritage" at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ron van Oers, a Dutch urban planner with UNESCO's World Heritage Center, underscored the importance of the initiative undertaken by the Center to evaluate and preserve the cultural heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries. UNESCO has given hundreds of cultural and natural assets world heritage status, yet few represent recent centuries.