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.

Development by dialogue

Friday, November 1, 2002 - 03:00
By Roger Hamilton Driving south through Central America and into Panama’s province of Darién, the Pan American Highway turns to dirt, narrows, and then stops in the little community of Yaviza. Beyond lie the forests and waterways of the famous Darién Gap, the only break in the highway system that runs from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. The Darién might be the end of the road, but it’s in the vanguard of a global effort to achieve economic and social development and preserve a rich natural environment.