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

IDB President and President Martinelli inaugurate the first Mesoamerican Business Forum

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 03:00
Participate and follow us on Twitter using #IDB2013 The objective: transform Mesoamerica into a more integrated, competitive, and prosperous region

Mayas, the flight through time

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 03:00
A new documentary shows how a 3,500-year-old culture remains vibrant in Mesoamerica When the Mayan people abandoned their cities of gleaming limestone in the 9th century AD, they took with them something far more enduring than monuments: They took their culture.  Over the centuries, as the forest reclaimed these vast temple complexes, the descendents of this great civilization continued to speak their ancestral languages, find meaning in the same cosmology, and even eat the same foods. 

IDB opens rare art exhibition to honor the Year of the Maya

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 03:00
“Heavenly Jade of the Maya” brings jade jewelry and precious objects to Washington, DC never before seen outside of Guatemala The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Cultural Center will host the exhibit entitled “Heavenly Jade of the Maya,” comprising rare jade jewelry and objects from recent archaeological discoveries, starting December 19, 2012.

Latin American and Caribbean Women: Better Educated, Lower Paid

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 03:00
Even with more education than men, women are still concentrated in lower-paid occupations such as teaching, health care or the service sector. When comparing men and women of the same age and educational level, men earn 17 percent more than women in Latin America.