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)

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

November 25, 2014
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.

IDB announces five projects for its Mobile Citizen initiative

May 27, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the selection of five projects for its Mobile Citizen initiative. The program aims to accelerate the development and implementation of mobile services to help confront social and economic problems in Latin America and the Caribbean.

MIF + IDB + CAF Call for Proposals Program in “Technologies for Financial Inclusion”

May 10, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) have announced a call for project ideas that would improve the low-income population’s access to financial services by applying innovative technological solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The IDB, a partner of Colombia in development

March 17, 2009
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

February 26, 2009
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.

IDB and Italian Trust Fund will launch call for innovative projects in Latin America, Caribbeanduring IDB-IIC Annual Meeting of Boards of Governors

April 04, 2008
MIAMI – On April 5 at 12:15 p.m. at its Annual Meeting, the Inter-American Development Bank will launch a grant program entitled “Innovation for Inclusive Development“ to improve the quality of life of the poor and excluded in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Room C-228, from 12:15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m.

IDB hosts the Third Triumvirate of the North American Forum on Integration

May 22, 2007
IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno welcomed Triumvirate 2007, an annual mock parliament that brings together a hundred university students from Canada, Mexico and the United States. Speaking to the North American model parliament, an initiative that aims to strengthen the sense of a North American identity and discuss regional integration issues, IDB President Moreno emphasized the IDB’s commitment to social and economic development in the Americas as well as to the promotion of integration across the Hemisphere.

IDB launches first Sustainability Review

April 26, 2006
The first edition of a review that describes the IDB’s progress in promoting social and environmental sustainability in its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean was launched April 25 at a reception at the Bank attended by government officials, members of nongovernmental organizations, Bank board members and senior managers, and the press.