IDB supports private participation arrangements in Colombia’s infrastructure

June 10, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a US$15 million reimbursable technical cooperation loan to help consolidate private participation arrangements in Colombia’s infrastructure, improve the context of financing and foster conditions conducive to economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The operation seeks to consolidate the government’s capacity to promote private participation arrangements in economic and social sectors given the new scenario of budgetary and financing constraints for the expansion of Colombia’s infrastructure.
2021-06-10

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 To Approve $1.25 Billion in Operations for Colombia in 2021

March 19, 2021
Funds will help speed up country’s sustainable economic recovery BARRANQUILLA, Colombia - At its 2021 Annual Meeting, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a commitment with the government of Colombia to provide the country with $1.25 billion in assistance in 2021. The funding will contribute to Colombia’s sustainable and inclusive economic recovery.
2021-03-19

Inclusion and technology will be key to improving social services, IDB stresses

March 17, 2021
At the event "Lessons for after the pandemic: Rebuilding in an inclusive way", international experts talked about the opportunities to reduce inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, redesigning social services to improve their quality and effectiveness. BARRANQUILLA, Colombia - Will the world change or not after the pandemic?
2021-03-17

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

IDB supports program to develop the skills of the 21st century of the Colombian youth

December 10, 2020
A $50 million project will finance a program for Colombian adolescents and youth to develop the necessary skills to formulate and promote their life projects and become agents of social and economic change. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a project for $50 million that will be destined to support Colombian adolescents and young people in developing the 21st century skills.
2020-12-10

IDB announces the winners of the Education and Creative Economy PLAY Challenge

November 05, 2020
Over 290 companies from 30 countries around the world participated in the competition. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the four winners of the PLAY Challenge today. The competition recognizes the most innovative global solutions in the education sector and the creative economy.
2020-11-05

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

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

IDB receives $1 Million from Japan to Support Education in Honduras and El Salvador

October 14, 2020
This technical cooperation, financed by the Japan Special Fund, will reduce the impact of COVID-19 on learning for vulnerable young people in both countries, and will extend good practices to the Mesoamerican region. The discontinuity of educational services, due to COVID-19, will have a negative impact on student dropout and learning, especially for the most vulnerable young people in Mesoamerica.
2020-10-14