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 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 Study Advocates for Agribusiness Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

July 11, 2022
Book analyzes successful business strategies to conquer international markets, including the incorporation of sustainability practices Study identifies public sector areas of intervention to facilitate agribusiness success Agribusiness in Latin America and the Caribbean could benefit from a productive transformation that facilitates its insertion in global value chains, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest.
2022-07-11

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 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

IDB Lab Investment Seeks to Digitize Small Businesses in Brazilian Favelas

April 06, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will invest $1.5 million in Brazilian startup, Dolado, to promote the digitalization of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) operating in Brazil’s favelas. This capital will allow for the development of a platform that provides small merchants with access to credit and supply chains, as well as management tools that are custom-tailored for their specificities.
2022-04-06

IDB Lab and WeXchange Launch New Call to STEM Women Entrepreneurs

March 21, 2022
The initiative, aimed at fast-growing women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be open until April 8. Those selected will have access to investors and to training at a bootcamp organized by Google.
2022-03-21

Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic are Recovering, but Face Challenges

March 14, 2022
According to the latest IDB Group report, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic have already recovered pre-pandemic economic activity levels. During 2021 the IDB Group approved $3.38 billion in financing to support the productive sector, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, employment, value chains, and digitalization.  
2022-03-14

Panama will Advance in its Digital Transformation with IDB Support

March 10, 2022
The $60 million loan will support the strengthening of the Central American country’s innovation ecosystem Panama will promote the digital transformation of management and public services with a $60 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2022-03-10