El Salvador to boost regional trade through rehabilitation of Mesoamerican Pacific Corridor highway

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 03:00
IDB operation for $115 million will help reduce vehicle operating costs and improve highway safety  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan to El Salvador for $115 million for highway improvements in the Mesoamerican Pacific Corridor (MPC). The improvements will help to boost regional trade and increase the country’s physical integration and connectivity with the rest of the region.

IDB approves up to $100 million contingent credit line for El Salvador

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a contingent line of credit up to $100 million to the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador to cushion the country from potential external shocks through a Development Sustainability Contingent Credit Line (DSL).

IDB approves the use of public procurement systems in eight Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 03:00
Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru may now use procurement subsystems on Bank financed projects This approval reflects the countries’ efforts to improve their public procurement systems, which represent a $800 billion market in the region. The impact of these efforts is measured by various indicators, including market access, which has increased significantly as 70 percent of all public procurement opportunities are today accessible through electronic means. 

IDB announces 25 young people chosen for Social Innovation for Development Program

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 14:00
Organized along with Verb Inc., Dell Social Innovation Challenge and Ashoka, the program aims to create a network of young social innovators working to development their communities

Ministerial Statement on Electricity Integration in Mesoamerica

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 03:00
Representatives of the six Central American countries, joined by representatives of the Governments of Belize, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, today signed the following statement, at the conclusion of a meeting held at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and co-sponsored by the U. S. Department of State.

Ministerial Meeting on Electricity Integration in Mesoamerica

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 20:01
Discussions to address electricity integration, energy security and low-carbon energy The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the U. S. Department of State are convening a two-day meeting on June 27-28, 2013, at IDB headquarters to focus on critical next steps for expanding the regional electricity market in Mesoamerica. Discussions will focus on the means to increase interconnection, energy security, and low-carbon energy in the region.

Call for Proposals: 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 03:00
New edition of IDEAS contest seeks proposals to promote innovative energy solutionsin Latin America and the Caribbean Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2013 via the www.iadb.org/ideas website The 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest has launched a new call for proposals for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB and UNOPS to collaborate on procurement, infrastructure and project management in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 03:00
Combined institutional expertise will promote best practices and innovation in development projects The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have signed an agreement to promote and support the public and private sector work in sustainable procurement, infrastructure, and project management in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

Central America and Dominican Republic need to boost logistics coordination, IDB studies show

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
Panama Canal expansion will stress intermodal networks and trucking services Participate and follow us on Twitter using #BIDLogistica #IDB2013

Public-private partnerships presented as models to reduce maternal and child health inequities

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 03:00
Bill Gates and Carlos Slim support the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative, featured as one of the central issues at IDB’s Annual Meeting Participate and follow us on Twitter using #SM2015 @SM2015_ #IDB2013