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

IDB Hosts First Miami-Latin America and Caribbean Digital Entrepreneurship Forum

June 21, 2021
Members of the media are invited to a Roundtable conversation with IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone on June 22 at 11:30am ET The Inter-American Development Bank will host Miami-LAC 2021, the first business forum to strengthen connections between Miami, the private sector, and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), on June 22-24, 2021. The forum will promote digital trade and investment opportunities between South Florida and the IDB’s 26 borrowing member countries.
2021-06-21

Latin America trade recovers from pandemic impacts

June 03, 2021
The value of exports from Latin America grew 8.9 percent in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in the previous year, consolidating a change in trend after the contraction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank has found. The drop in the value of exports in 2020 was 9.0 percent.
2021-06-03

Novel ESG Product Launched in Mexican Market Linked to IDB Corporate Sustainability Index

April 29, 2021
Linked to the IDB’s innovative IndexAmericas initiative, the product is launched by Scotiabank Mexico and structured by BNP Paribas Scotiabank Mexico launched an MXN-denominated structured note linked to IndexAmericas, a corporate sustainability index developed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2021-04-29

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 and partners launch program to empower women in trade and global value chains

March 18, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with private-sector leaders, today launched "Women Growing Together in the Americas", a program to encourage women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean to integrate their businesses into foreign trade and regional value chains.
2021-03-18

IDB to Support Latin America and the Caribbean to Negotiate Faster Access to Vaccines

March 11, 2021
An innovative initiative would help level the playing field for Latin American and the Caribbean as countries around the globe compete to access COVID-19 vaccines. Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced a first-of-its kind initiative that would help Latin American and Caribbean countries better compete to obtain lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. The instrument would help both countries and vaccine makers resolve indemnity obligations, thereby removing a key obstacle to vaccine contract negotiations.
2021-03-11

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

Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean show signs of recovery

December 17, 2020
The trend in trade performance in Latin America and the Caribbean points to a slight improvement, but the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dampen prospects for a return to sustained export growth in the coming months, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank.
2020-12-17

Latin American exports fall due to the pandemic, though less than expected

November 18, 2020
After a drop in the value of exports by 16 percent in the first half of 2020, the recovery of trade in Latin America and the Caribbean is still uncertain due to the new outbreaks of COVID-19 and the economic impact caused by the pandemic, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank.
2020-11-18