IDB Study Shows Path to Digitally Transforming Transportation in LAC

May 09, 2022
The report is based on data from an unpublished survey of 223 transportation companies and 96 industry leaders from around the globe. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lags behind on digital technologies in transportation, which presents a major opportunity to boost a key economic sector, an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study finds.
2022-05-10

IDB Introduces Platform to Improve Security of Cities in Latin America

March 03, 2022
BOGOTA, Colombia  ̶  During the XII Citizen Security Week, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) introduced the Safe Cities platform, a platform that provides tools to improve citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2022-03-03

Institutional Strengthening, Gender, and Digitalization: Keys to Citizen Security

February 28, 2022
BOGOTA, Colombia – Institutional strengthening, gender equity policies, adoption of new technologies, and increased digitization, aligned with capacity building, are key factors for the police modernization and transformation processes implemented by countries in the region.
2022-02-28

Israel Commits to IDB Cybersecurity Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 24, 2022
This $2 million grant by Israel will establish a new IDB led cybersecurity initiative in the region Israeli former Cyber Director General Yigal Unna met with IDB President Claver-Carone in 2021 to explore opportunities to expand Israel’s support for LAC’s cybersecurity transformation which began in 2016. The Government of Israel, through its Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the National Cyber Directorate (INCD) have joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to establish a new cybersecurity initiative.
2022-02-24

Colombia to Host XII Week of Citizen Security and Justice

February 21, 2022
President of Colombia, Iván Duque, will participate in the event inauguration on February 28 at 8:00 a.m.
2022-02-21

PPP Americas Event Highlights Infrastructure Needs and Opportunities in the LAC Region

December 09, 2021
SÃO PAULO — In the challenging context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launches the 10th edition of PPP Americas, the principal forum on public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event aims to help jump-start economic recovery in in the region by supporting the use of PPP approaches and fostering better planning and maintenance of infrastructure projects.
2021-12-09

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

IDB Lab Participates in a Pioneering Fund to Help Finance Climate Change Adaptation

November 08, 2021
The first regional microfinance loan fund for climate change adaptation will go to rural areas of Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Central American countries. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has participated in the creation of a pioneering fund to provide microfinance loans for climate change adaptation to small farmers in Latin America.
2021-11-08

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

The IDB, IDB Lab and Beat join to improve the financial status of drivers

September 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Lab, and Beat, Latin America’s fastest growing ride-hailing app, announce today their official partnership in order  to promote and facilitate access to voluntary saving mechanisms for independent workers across four countries in Latin America.
2021-09-28