Amazonia Forever: European and Amazon Countries, with International Organizations, Strengthen Cooperation to Protect the Region

September 15, 2023
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain  ̶  The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn, and the first vice president and minister of economic affairs and digital transformation of Spain, Nadia Calviño, today co-chaired a meeting of ministers and representatives of Amazon countries, European member countries of the IDB, donors and international organizations that presented the framework for the Amazonia Forever program.

The IDB Approves Aid for Honduras in Response to Hurricane Julia

September 11, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $20 million emergency program for Honduras to help mend the destruction from Hurricane Julia, which caused widespread flooding in the country in October 2022. The program’s goal is to rebuild part of the road, social, and flood protection infrastructure that was damaged by this weather event. The storm affected nearly 200 municipalities throughout the country and killed four people. It destroyed houses, bridges, and highways and dealt a major blow to the economy’s productive sectors.

IDB Forms New International Partnerships to Scale Up Development of Green Bond Markets

September 06, 2023
CARTAGENA, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced three new partnerships with international development organizations to support the development of green bond markets in Latin America and the Caribbean and other emerging markets. The partnerships were announced during the Finance in Common Summit, which is taking place on September 4-6 in Cartagena, Colombia. 

IDB Calls for Greater Collaboration with Public Development Banks to Mobilize Resources for SDGs, Climate Change

September 04, 2023
CARTAGENA, Colombia – Inter-American Development Bank President Ilan Goldfajn called for greater collaboration between multilateral and public development banks to mobilize more resources towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals and addressing climate change during the Finance in Common Summit (FiCS). 

Agenda for 2023 World Summit of Development Banks Unveiled

August 16, 2023
Journalists interested in covering the Finance in Common Summit (FiCS) in person can register until August 25. The Finance in Common Summit (FiCS), to be held from September 4 to 6 in Cartagena, Colombia, announced its agenda featuring ministers of state and presidents of the main global and national development banks.

Governors of Brazil's Legal Amazon to Increase Collaboration and Develop Investment Plans with IDB Support

August 07, 2023
BELÉM, Brazil – The Governors of the Brazilian Interstate Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Legal Amazon will increase their collaboration as part of the Inter-American Development Bank's regional program, Amazonia Forever.

IDB and Brazilian Development Bank to Commit Investing $900 Million in Small Business in the Amazon

August 07, 2023
BELÉM, Brazil – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), as part of the Amazonia Forever regional program, and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), in the context of its continuing support to the Amazon, climate and alternative sustainable economic activities, today signed a letter of intent to move forward with PRO-AMAZONIA, a program that will scale up financing for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and small entrepreneurs in the Legal Amazon in Brazil.