Ilan Goldfajn Elected IDB President

November 20, 2022
(Updated to add the starting date) Ilan Goldfajn was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today during a Special Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors. The meeting was held at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., with delegations attending virtually and in person. Nominated by Brazil, Goldfajn will take office for a five-year term on December 19, 2022.  
2022-11-20

IDB Approves US$10 million to Support Job Seekers and Employers in Suriname

October 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$10 million loan to provide jobseekers in Suriname with relevant and high-quality training for employment and expand the use of labor market intermediation services by jobseekers and employers. In Suriname, a significant percentage of people have difficulty accessing jobs for one of two reasons: they are not equipped with the skills demanded by the productive sector, or they lack labor market information to find a job that suits their skills.
2022-10-23

IDB and UPU Unite to Modernize Postal Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) signed an agreement to modernize and transform postal services in Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to promote regional integration and trade, strengthen value chains and foster the digital economy.
2022-08-23

IDB and Education Above All Foundation Support 12,000 Out-of-School Children in Haiti

July 19, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Education Above All (EAA), working through its Educate a Child (EAC) program, signed an agreement to formalize joint efforts to support and improve access to quality basic education in Haiti. The partners are specifically targeting out-of-school children and at-risk students.
2022-07-19

Latin America and Caribbean Need to Reduce Gender Gap in Digital Transformation

June 23, 2022
An Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and IDB Lab study reveals that 62% of representatives of major institutions and entities in the digital ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean think the digital gender gap is a problem in their respective countries. The same proportion believe that women have little participation in digital transformation processes because of a lack of skills and competencies.
2022-06-23

IDB to Support Ministry of Economy in Brazil's Path to OECD Accession

June 14, 2022
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Brazilian Deputy Minister of Economy Marcelo Guaranys signed a commitment to broaden technical support for the Brazilian Ministry of Economy to align its policies with the best practices of OECD countries. A recent IDB study outlines efforts the Ministry has undertaken that follow OECD practices and contribute to the country's efforts to accede.
2022-06-14

IDB and Federal Government of Brazil Host Latin America’s Premier Investment Event

June 14, 2022
The Brazil Investment Forum (BIF) highlights the country’s biggest economic opportunities, including over $7.8 billion in nearshoring potential. IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone opened the two-day event, featuring nine panels and a session led by the IDB Group.
2022-06-14

IDB and France Expand Latin America Partnership, Strengthen Sustainable Development Impact

June 09, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of France, through the French Development Agency (AFD), to continue expanding their productive partnership in LAC. The IDB-AFD joint pipeline for 2022 has identified areas of collaboration of $593 million for the private sector and over $1.5 billion in sovereign guaranteed operations in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Ecuador.
2022-06-09

Government of Belize, Taiwan, and IDB Form Agreement to Boost Jobs and Recovery

May 26, 2022
A newly signed agreement would mark the first-of-its-kind commitment between the IDB and Taiwan that pledges to create employment opportunities and foster the economic recovery of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), empowering and promoting gender and diversity in Belize. Taiwan’s ICDF to provide a financial contribution of $5 million to complement IDB’s program. T
2022-05-26

AWEX of Belgium and the IDB establish alliance for sustainable development in the Amazon

March 17, 2022
Agence Wallonne à l’Exportation et aux Investissements Etrangers (AWEX) has contributed $2 million to support IDB’s Amazon Initiative.  
2022-03-17