Call for proposals to improve SME's access to finance and competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with the Spanish General Trust Fund, announces a new call for proposals to improve financial and private sector development policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB supports Mexico´s economic recovery and fiscal sustainability with $1 billion loan

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank today approved a $1 billion loan to support the consolidation of Mexico’s fiscal sustainability as well as its economic recovery.

IDB and FEMSA Foundation award Water and Sanitation Prize to innovative service operators

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 03:00
Stockholm – Service operators and public officials from Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil and Colombia were recognized for innovative contributions to water and sanitation by the Inter-American Development Bank and FEMSA Foundation today, in the context of World Water Week congress taking place in the Swedish capital. 

Mexico’s Agrofinanzas will offer 2,000 microloans to small sunflower producers with IDB guarantee

Monday, August 16, 2010 - 03:00
Small sunflower producers in Mexico will obtain up to 2,000 microloans from Agrofinanzas S.A., a local financial institution, with support from a partial credit guarantee of up to US$5 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The operation is part of a supply chain project, which includes the commitment of the food & beverage company PepsiCo Mexico to purchase the production of sunflower oil produced by the network of small farmers.

IDB announces partner institutions for the 2010 Cultural Development Program

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has selected 28 partner institutions to finance and provide technical assistance to small-scale cultural development projects in 21 countries. Under the Bank’s Cultural Development Program, these projects will receive grants of US$3,000 and US$7,000. The Cultural Development Program, managed by the IDB Cultural Center, aims to promote cultural development in Latin America and the Caribbean by financing projects and working hand-in-hand as project partner.

Scholars stress great integration potential between India and Latin America

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) unveiled today a new study calling for India and Latin America to foster closer economic ties in order to tap into  “massive” trade and investment opportunities between these two distant partners.

Beyond the soccer fields

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 03:00
What does the U.S. winning goal at the end of its match with Algeria in the World Cup have to do with youth employment in Latin America? Or what does the composure with which the English goalkeeper accepted a referee’s mistake that cost his team the victory have to do with the self-esteem of adolescents in Brazil? 

Uniting to closing the gap in access to life-saving health in Mesoamerica

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 03:00
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carlos Slim Health Institute and Spain will contribute $50 million each to Salud Mesoamerica 2015, an initiative designed and executed by the IDB. Over the next five years, Salud Mesoamerica 2015 will promote projects to improve health among the poor in Central America and southern Mexico, aiming at reducing the gaps in access to health services in the region. At age five, Mesoamerica’s poor children are on average six centimeters shorter than their richer peers.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carlos Slim Health Institute, Spain, and the IDB collaborate to improve health of the poor in Mesoamerica

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 03:00
México, D.F. – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Health Institute of the Carlos Slim Foundation, the Government of Spain, and the Inter-American Development Bank have agreed to collaborate in establishing the “Salud Mesoamérica 2015” (SM2015) Initiative. The Initiative’s goal is to reduce health inequities affecting the poorest 20 percent of the population in Central America and Southern Mexico. The Initiative also aims to support the efforts of the governments of this region to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals.

MIF supports venture fund for technology entrepreneurs

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 03:00
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) will invest up to $5 million in the Alta Ventures Mexico Fund I, L.P., which will in turn fund technology entrepreneurs. The Alta Ventures Mexico Fund I plans to raise about $100 million and will also be backed by international and Mexican investors.