Inter-American Development Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation Announce Energy Partnership

October 12, 2021
In continuation of efforts to develop novel MDB finance mechanisms on climate change and ongoing discussions with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the IDB and the Rockefeller Foundation have announced a partnership to jointly support the expansion of energy access, a green energy transition, and job creation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-10-12

IDB Lab and the IDB Announce the Results of the Silver Economy Challenge

October 05, 2021
Nine proposals are selected to design their projects to help improve the inclusion of older persons The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, have announced the results of the Silver Economy Innovation for Inclusion Challenge.  The challenge aims to turn aging into an engine for social inclusion and economic recovery.
2021-10-05

IDB launches $3.5 Billion 3-year Fixed Rate Bond

September 16, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $3.5 billion 3-year Global benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 0.500% and matures on September 23, 2024. It was priced with a spread of 14 basis points over SOFR mid-swaps, which equates to 8.6 basis points over 0.375% UST due September 2024 and carries a semi-annual yield of 0.525%.
2021-09-16

IDB unveils health security recommendations to support tourism industry

September 01, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with the support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the participation of the Organization of American States (OAS), launched the series of publications Recommendations to Minimize the Risk of Transmission of COVID-19 in the Tourism Sector of Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-09-01

IDB Lab and Google Launch Acceleration Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM

August 23, 2021
Twenty women-led startups will be selected to participate in the customized LAC Women Founders Accelerator program IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, joins Google in LAC Women Founders Accelerator, an acceleration program for STEM startups led by women in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
2021-08-23

Netflix Joins IDB to Promote Skills-Learning and Growth of Region’s Entertainment Industry

August 18, 2021
Streaming entertainment service partners with Bank to promote the development of 21st century skills, including in the digital and creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging its expertise to help address skills shortages in the region’s entertainment industry and to develop new opportunities to improve education and in
2021-08-18

IDB Group announces the finalists for the 2021 Superheroes of Development Initiative

August 17, 2021
The IDB Group announced today the eight finalists for the fourth edition of its Superheroes of Development Award, which recognizes creative and innovative solutions in the execution of development projects financed by the IDB Group in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-08-17

The IDB Group achieves EDGE Move Certification

August 04, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and its sister organization, IDB Invest, announced today they have received for the third time its EDGE Certification, and have advanced to the next level, EDGE Move. The IDB Group, comprised of IDB, IDB Invest, and IDB Lab, is the first development bank in the Americas and second worldwide to earn EDGE Move, the second level of the prestigious distinction.
2021-08-04

IDB launches $3 Billion 7-year Fixed Rate Global Sustainable Development Bond

July 14, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $3 billion 7-year Global Sustainable Development Bond (SDB) benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 1.125% and matures on 20th July 2028. It was priced with a spread of 7 basis points over mid-swaps, which equates to 8 basis points over 1.250% UST due June 2028 and carries a semi-annual yield of 1.234%. 
2021-07-14

Fiscal policies against climate change can help create 15 million jobs

July 12, 2021
Finance and planning ministries play a central role in promoting fiscal policies that generate more and better jobs with the transition to green economies Adequate fiscal planning would help the decarbonization of the region's economies create 15 million net new jobs by 2030 A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study, "
2021-07-12