The impact of the next technological frontiers on trade and integration

September 21, 2016
INTAL is to hold a major event on innovation and behavioral economics in Buenos Aires on October 5, 2016 Sign up (link in Spanish)

Inter-American Development Bank to hold Annual Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas

February 11, 2016
Online media registration is now available for April 7–10 gathering of Latin American and Caribbean leaders Spotlight on economic challenges, private sector opportunities, urban development, global economic challenges, disaster management The Inter-American Development Bank Group will hold its Annual Me

New Global Collaboration for Urban Resilience announced at WUF7

April 11, 2014
MEDELLÍN, Colombia – This year’s World Urban Forum has resulted in the creation of a new alliance between nine of the world’s largest UN and non-UN organizations joining forces to build urban resilience and to strengthen the social, economic and environmental fabric of the world’s urban spaces. 

Women Forge a Future for Apartadó

March 03, 2014
In the Colombian town of Apartadó, women are shaping a new beginning after years of violence Bullets, poverty, and unemployment have taken a big toll on many locations in Colombia.  Take Apartadó, for example—a 167,000 people municipality in northwestern Colombia ravaged by a fierce, decades-old guerrilla war that has forced a large portion of its population to leave. Fully 60 percent of those who have chosen to stay barely scrape a living below the poverty line. 

Three organizations from Barbados, Brazil, and Nicaragua win the IDB’s Juscelino Kubitschek Award

November 19, 2013
Nominations for the prestigious award were received from 496 organizations in 28 Latin American, Caribbean, and European countries  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today that three institutions from Barbados, Brazil, and Nicaragua won the Juscelino Kubitschek Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in economics and finance, and social, cultural, and scientific achievement. 

Latin American and Caribbean Women: Better Educated, Lower Paid

October 15, 2012
Even with more education than men, women are still concentrated in lower-paid occupations such as teaching, health care or the service sector. When comparing men and women of the same age and educational level, men earn 17 percent more than women in Latin America.

IDB and Nordic Development Fund partner to help Latin American and Caribbean cities to address climate change

March 20, 2012
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) will provide a contribution of 2.1 million euros (US$2,780,000) to support an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) project to execute climate change action plans in emerging and sustainable cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. NDF resources will be used to finance the development of climate change adaptation and mitigation action plans for midsize cities in Bolivia, Honduras and Nicaragua.

IDB and Global Development Network to provide grant for collaborative research on the Latin American and Caribbean region and Asia

March 15, 2012
Research grant supports comparative regional studies on macroeconomic volatility and urbanization The deadline for submission of proposal is April 16, 2012 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Global Development Network (GDN) have launched call for proposals for collaborative research grants on two themes of global development challenges.

Women entrepreneurs: too often trapped in the microenterprise ghetto

October 05, 2011
Innovative approaches can boost women’s economic presence among small business owners in Latin America and the Caribbean Over the past three decades, women in Latin America and the Caribbean have dramatically increased their role in the workforce. Currently, about half of women in the region are economically active, more than double the level in the 1970s. They have been elected presidents of several Latin American countries and often dominate the microenterprise and microfinance sector, providing an important contribution to regional economies.

Central America's integration is in full swing

July 21, 2010
In late July, the first substation of the Central American Electrical Interconnection System (SIEPAC) is opening in Costa Rica. A week later, the substation in Panama will be ready to operate. Towers, lines and cables are already in place, so the southern section of the nascent Central American electricity market will soon be a reality. PAC53 - Road from La Chorrera to Arraijan, in Panama.