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

Branson, Mottley to Speak at IDB’s Inaugural Pivot Event

October 14, 2020
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Richard Branson and Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley are two of the high-profile speakers scheduled to open the inaugural Pivot Event organized by the Inter-American Development Bank and partners. The event which starts on October 15th, will be a virtual five-day gathering of pioneering thinkers in the Caribbean region. They are expected to harness big ideas into a manifesto for driving Caribbean transformation. 
2020-10-14

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

The IDB & The GovLab launch Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus

July 07, 2020
The Smarter Crowdsourcing initiative brings together a network of public leaders and global experts to address the challenges of managing a pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brooklyn, NY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, today launched “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus.” This rapid policy advising initiative convenes pu
2020-07-07

IDB Lab launches innovation challenge to revitalize tourism sector in 15 countries

June 16, 2020
Selected projects may receive up to US$500,000 in grants and up to US$2 million in loans
2020-06-16

IDB study explores tech opportunities for the Central American economy

June 12, 2020
Areas of study are greater efficiency in spending and public services, the tax-raising potential of the digital economy, and maximizing the benefits of remittances Using technology can help in major economic sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as remittances and public finances. As remittances decline, technology applied to international money transfers can generate efficiencies that help maximize the amount of money reaching recipients.
2020-06-12

New Study Reveals Women Entrepreneurs in STEM in LAC are on the Rise

January 23, 2020
The study commissioned by the IDB Lab also shows that 54% of women entrepreneurs in STEM have raised capital Women entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean, with 54% successfully raising angel or venture capital and almost 80% planning on scaling up their company internationally in the next five years, according to the new study “wX Insights 2020: The Rise
2020-01-23

IDB announces 12 shortlisted proposals of the Orange Innovation challenge

October 09, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the 12 shortlisted proposals of the first edition of the Challenge: Orange Innovation, which seeks to recognize innovative business models that are using cutting-edge technologies for specific sectors of the Orange Economy.
2019-10-09

Colombia leads the 2019 Global Financial Inclusion Microscope for the 2nd consecutive year

October 31, 2019
Dominican Republic – Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico lead the ranking of the Global Microscope on the environment for financial inclusion, an index that focuses on regulation, political strategies, and infrastructure to address this issue. In these four countries, financial inclusion is a priority and incorporates digital approaches. While Colombia and Mexico lead public policy and consumer protection categories, Uruguay and Peru stand out in stability and financial integrity.
2019-10-31