IDB, JP Morgan and HundrED Spotlight the Top 15 Innovations Fostering 21st Century Skills

June 28, 2021
Findings from the Spotlight Report on 21st Century Skills in Latin America and the Caribbean released highlighting innovations all of whom feature citizenship education and social and emotional learning programs. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), J.P.
2021-06-28

New program seeks to improve the financial resilience of entrepreneurs and workers

May 17, 2021
The two-year program in Latin America will use behavioral science to help build resilient futures as economies continue to recover. The impact of in-app modifications and notifications on profits, savings, and use of insurance products, considered as the three paths toward financial resilience for small businesses and gig workers, will be studied within digital platforms. If you’ve been thinking more and more about saving money during the past year, you're not alone.
2021-05-17

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 study about more energy efficient public policies

March 23, 2021
Publication describes the determinants of energy consumption and its evolution in the region’s households Energy services represent the second most important expense in household budgets in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), surpassed only by food, according to a new study conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank. One out of every 10 dollars spent by Latin Americans goes toward paying energy bills.
2021-03-23

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 announces Build Forward initiative to advance technology and resilience in Caribbean

February 25, 2021
Effort includes multi-donor facility expected to mobilize $1.5 billion The Caribbean Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank backed Build Forward, a $3.5 billion multi-year program to help Caribbean countries sustainably recover while making technological leaps that will bring about a transformational future.
2021-02-25

Digital Infrastructure Investments Begin to Bear Fruit

November 16, 2020
Peru and Colombia lead the Global Microscope on financial inclusion in a year marked by a major healthcare crisis The countries whose financial sectors have invested in digital financial infrastructure were able to reach out faster to their most needed communities during the pandemic, according to the Global Microscope 2020 on financial inclusion performance.
2020-11-16

IDB launches new gender and diversity initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean

November 05, 2020
The GDLab will promote, lead and finance high impact research that helps achieve a more inclusive and equitable society in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, D.C. – In order to close gender gaps and promote inclusion, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has created the GDLab, a new gender and diversity initiative to generate knowledge that allows achieving more equitable and inclusive societies in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2020-11-05

IDB and USAID Announce $2 Million in Awards to Support Venezuelans

October 21, 2020
The awards are for employment, job creation and financial services to support Venezuelans
2020-10-21

Digital exclusion: an obstacle that hinders rural women’s work

October 15, 2020
In 17 of the 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries analyzed, the number of women who report owning a mobile phone is lower compared to men. The greater the gender gap with respect to mobile phone ownership, the lower women’s participation in the workforce.
2020-10-15