IDB Lab and Cubo Itaú launch "BID ao Cubo"

May 04, 2021
"BID ao Cubo" is a training and immersion program in the Brazilian market for Latin American and Caribbean startups IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Cubo Itaú, the Brazilian hub for the promotion of technological entrepreneurship, will select 20 projects from the region to be part of "BID ao Cubo", an initiative that seeks to integrate the startup ecosystem of the continent through an immersion program in the Brazilian market.
2021-05-04

IDB’s Pivot Movement Launches the Pivot Book and Music Video

April 12, 2021
We can now visualise what the Caribbean could be like in 2040, through the new book, “Pivot: The Future Makers”. The book brings to life nine moonshots or big ideas for regional transformation created at the first Pivot Event. It was launched April 9 alongside the music video premiere of “Shine”, The Pivot Movement’s theme song, by Freetown Collective.
2021-04-12

IDB and CITI Innovation Labs achieve cross-border payments over blockchain

April 08, 2021
EThe Inter-American Development Bank and Citi Innovation Labs conclude a successful proof of concept to make cross-border payments from the United States to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, using blockchain and tokenized money. The LACChain Blockchain Network enabled the transactions and provided full traceability of the transactions, exchange rates, and fees.
2021-04-08

IDB and IDB Invest Gain Board Support on Vision 2025 and Path Toward Capitalization

March 21, 2021
IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone details “Vision 2025,” as Bank’s agenda focuses on recovery and sustainable growth for region at first Annual Meeting in two years.  Board of Governors approves resolution on recapitalization discussions, supports “Vision 2025.” BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank's Board of Governors approved a resolution authorizing the analytic work required to consider a potential capital increase, and overwhelmingly supported the IDB’s “Vision 2025” agenda for recovery and sustainable economi
2021-03-21

IDB Group Analyzes Financial Inclusion in Times of COVID-19

November 10, 2020
Financial inclusion is called to play a fundamental role in the response of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to the COVID-19 crisis. On November 16, IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest, the private arm of the IDB Group, will bring together experts on the state of financial inclusion in a scenario strongly marked by the disruptions caused by the health emergency.
2020-11-10

WeXchange announces the twelve finalists of its 2020 Women STEMpreneurs Competition

November 04, 2020
The Women STEMpreneurs Competition Finale will take place during the 8th eighth edition of the WeXchange forum, virtually held on November 11. WeXchange, the largest platform in Latin America and the Caribbean that connects high-growth entrepreneurs with mentors and investors, announced its twelve finalists of the Women STEMpreneuers Competition selected from nearly 900 applicants from the region.
2020-11-04

At least 77 million rural inhabitants have no access to high-quality internet services

October 29, 2020
The IICA, BID and Microsoft study focused on 24 countries throughout all of Latin America and the Caribbean.
2020-10-29

IDB announces results of its Beyond Tourism Innovation Challenge

October 15, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is pleased to announce that eight proposals were selected for project design under the Beyond Tourism Challenge. The applications were from Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Haiti, Guyana, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.
2020-10-15

The GovLab and the IDB bring innovative ideas to Latin American government officials

September 30, 2020
Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus Project Gives Governments New Tools To Address the Pandemic as the Project Passes the Halfway Point. BROOKLYN, NY – The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering (NYU) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are pleased to share the results of the first two “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the
2020-09-30

IDB Launches Pivot Movement to Strengthen Caribbean Innovation

September 03, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Pivot Movement to harness the most innovative ideas for Caribbean development and create a plan for the future of the region. The Movement includes a crowdsourcing contest and an event. Pivot Search is the crowdsourcing platform to receive new development ideas. It runs from September 2 to September 18, with a $5000 cash prize for each of the three winners.
2020-09-03