IDB Approves Additional $1.8 Billion for Sustainable Development, Integration in LAC

December 08, 2021
Resources approved this week will promote sustainability and inclusion policies and programs in Barbados, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, as well as economic integration among the River Plate Basin countries. More than 70% of approved resources, or $1.3 billion, were assigned to Brazil. The IDB will release its total 2021 loan and operations amounts by December 17. The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved five operations this week, to
2021-12-08

Barbados to Improve Governance for Sustainability with IDB Support

December 08, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million loan to support sustainable development in Barbados. The program is the second in a series of three policy-based loans. The program will support maintaining a stable macroeconomic environment and deepen the reforms initiated under the first operation, an $80 million loan approved in March, 2020.
2021-12-08

IDB Lab Invites Women Entrepreneurs to Lead LAC's Economic Recovery, host WeXchange Forum

November 30, 2021
The forum will be the first of its kind, LAC Women Founders Accelerator program, to highlight Women entrepreneurs and was developed by IDB Lab, WeXchange and Google, with the collaboration of the Mexican entrepreneurship hub, Centraal.
2021-11-30

IDB Visits Spain to Encourage Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 16, 2021
Spain will host the IDB's non-regional members meeting in February 2022. MADRID - IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone and members of his executive team concluded a successful visit to Madrid to encourage greater investment in Latin America and the Caribbean to boost the region’s post-pandemic recovery. The mission’s main objective was to strengthen international trade and attract financing and businesses that will accelerate the region's digital transformation and contribute to its sustainable and inclusive growth.
2021-11-16

Dominican Republic to Strengthen Public Sector Transparency, Integrity with IDB Support

November 16, 2021
SANTO DOMINGO – The Dominican Republic is implementing reforms to enhance and consolidate public sector transparency and integrity along with promoting citizen participation in controlling public spending with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2021-11-16

IDB, Spain’s Justice Ministry Join Forces to Digitalize Judicial Systems in LAC

November 11, 2021
IDB President and Spain’s Justice Minister Sign Memorandum of Understanding to advance transformation and digitalization of justice systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, tapping into Spain’s ample experience in the matter. Agreement will accelerate the digitalization of justice systems in various countries in the region through access to knowledge, innovative solutions, technical assistance, and training of judicial personnel.
2021-11-11

Dominican Republic to Host the Regional Dialogue on Transparency and Integrity

November 10, 2021
President of the Dominican Republic Luis Abinader; Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Mathias Cormann; Chair of Transparency International Delia Ferreira Rubio; IDB Invest Chief Executive Officer, James P. Scriven, will participate in the opening of the Regional Policy Dialogue on Transparency and Integrity on November 16 at 9:00 a.m.
2021-11-10

IDB and Telefónica Launch Initiative to Connect Entrepreneurs and Corporations

November 08, 2021
Institutional partnership between the two organizations will promote inclusive digital transformation in different areas CIV-LAC is a platform that will help scale up nearly 600 startups through open innovation processes with large and medium-sized companies from Spain and Latin America  MADRID – Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Telefónica Chief Executive Officer José María Álvarez-Pallete met today to strengthen the institutional alliance maintained by both organizations and to continue promoting inclusive dig
2021-11-08

Startups and Investors from Latin America and the Caribbean Gathered at IDB Lab Forum

October 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank Group’s flagship event ended after three days of panels on innovative entrepreneurship and its role in the region’s post-pandemic recovery. Innovative entrepreneurship and the role of digital solutions, new technologies, and business models to speed up an inclusive, green, and resilient recovery of the region were the three pillars of the first edition of IDB Lab Forum.
2021-10-28

IDB Lab Partners with Circulate Capital to Combat Ocean-Bound Plastics

October 25, 2021
The innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, IDB Lab, announces a USD$4 million investment commitment, along with an additional technical cooperation grant of $500,000, to support innovative solutions to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste ending up in the oceans and waterways of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
2021-10-25