Young innovators from Latin America and the Caribbean to share their game-changing ideas at one-day Conference at the IDB

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 03:00
Demand Solutions will feature presentations by top international experts on the sharing economy, entrepreneurship, gamification for social innovation, 3D printing as a development tool and other topics, as well as the opportunity to learn about 16 young Latin Americans who have come up with disruptive ideas for solving pressing development issues in Latin America – and around the world.

Inter-American Development Bank changes date of CFO appointment

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 23:35
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that the effective date of Gustavo de Rosa’s appointment as General Manager of the Finance Department and Chief Financial Officer will be postponed from November 1, 2014 to January 31st, 2015. De Rosa’s appointment was announced in July 2014. This postponement reflects the current workload at the Office of Risk Management as it continues to develop the Bank’s new Capital Adequacy Policy. 

IDB Group Governors Review Progress in Private Sector Reform Proposal

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 03:00
The Committees of the Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) met yesterday to assess progress in the development of a renewed vision for the activities of the IDB Group with the private sector.

A capital challenge in Haiti

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 03:00
Until February 2011, Jean-Claude Seropian, a French hydraulic engineer, worked in Paris as director of operations of Suez Environnement, one of the world’s leading water and waste management companies. That month he moved to Haiti as head of a team of five technical, financial and management experts from Suez and two sister companies, Aguas de Barcelona and United Water. Their mission: to work with the staff of Port-au-Prince’s ailing water utility to arrest the decline of its services.

Recycling: an opportunity for change in Colombia

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 03:00
Colombians change their life and transform their family’s financial situation through a recycling project supported by the IDB Óscar Restrepo never imagined that recycling garbage could change his life. Previously a construction worker, he now owns a small business that gives him a monthly income of US$490 a month; six years ago his monthly earnings were only US$40.

IDB announces winners of beyondBanking awards

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winners of its beyondBanking awards. The awards highlight sustainable environmental, social and corporate governance projects implemented by financial intermediaries (FIs) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB opens Human Resources Service Center in Costa Rica

Friday, July 23, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank opened today its Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) in San Jose, Costa Rica. The center is the first IDB corporate-wide infrastructure placed in Latin America and the Caribbean and it will allow the Bank to increase its country focus by building organizational capability in its country offices.

IDB confirms strong support for Barbados and announces new Country Strategy

Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 03:00
  The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank announced today the approval of the Country Strategy with Barbados for 2009-2013, affirming the IDB’s commitment to partner with the Government of Barbados on some of the country’s most important development priorities.   Sovereign-guaranteed lending is expected to be around $200 million over the five-year period and net cash flows from the Bank to Barbados are also expected to be positive in all years.  

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.

Venture capital for low-income markets

Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 03:00
Investing in housing, healthcare, education, basic utilities and nutrition can not only fulfill a social mission, but it can also be a profitable business venture. This is the concept of IGNIA Fund, which will channel venture capital resources to fund commercially viable growth companies serving the “base of the pyramid,” those persons in Latin America and the Caribbean earning less than $3,260 a year. The IGNIA Fund selects projects with the potential to be expanded on a larger scale, thereby increasing the social and economic impact.