Netflix Joins IDB to Promote Skills-Learning and Growth of Region’s Entertainment Industry

August 18, 2021
Streaming entertainment service partners with Bank to promote the development of 21st century skills, including in the digital and creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging its expertise to help address skills shortages in the region’s entertainment industry and to develop new opportunities to improve education and in
2021-08-18

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

Closing digital gap could create up to 15 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

June 23, 2021
New IDB report evaluates broadband development in 26 countries in the region Latin America and the Caribbean could dramatically increase employment and kickstart sustainable economic growth if it closed its digital connectivity gap with members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Closing the gap with OECD countries would create over 15 million direct jobs, boost regional economic growth (GDP) by 7.7%, and increase productivity by 6.3%, according to the study.
2021-06-23

IDB and IDB Lab Launch Challenge on Silver Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean

June 16, 2021
The challenge aims to turn aging into an engine of social inclusion and economic recovery. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, has opened the Silver Economy Innovation for Inclusion Challenge, to find and support innovative solutions that facilitate the growing population of seniors to become an engine of social inclusion and economic recovery in the Latin American and the Caribbean region.
2021-06-16

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

IDB Launches its First Virtual Art Exhibition

May 18, 2021
“Legacy” highlights the cultural richness and diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean through the works of 17 established and emergent artists. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is launching Legacy: Recent Acquisitions of the IDB Art Collection, its first entirely virtual exhibition, which focuses on climate change and sustainability, gender equality, and economic recovery.
2021-05-18

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 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