New IDB-supported national identity system in Jamaica to cut transaction costs, facilitate services

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 08:10
Jamaica will have a reliable identification system that will make it easier and cheaper for citizens and legal residents to prove their identity for a variety of transactions, from opening bank accounts to getting social services from government agencies. By reducing transactional costs on identity verification, the National Identification System (NIDS) will help cut bureaucracy and improve the delivery of government services. Among other benefits, it will make it easier to access birth certificates, especially for mothers and persons with special needs.

IDB Group and Civil Society discuss sustainable development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 19:00
More than 500 civil society representatives from 26 nations and international experts share knowledge on innovation from the perspective of future jobs, intelligent cities, the digital economy and social innovation SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia – More than 500 representatives from Latin American and Caribbean Civil Societies organizations met in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with senior Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) officials to discuss ways to put innovation at the service of sustainable development.

Brazil bets on innovation to promote economic development, boost corporate production

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 07:22
IDB loan will support Finep’s efforts to strengthen innovation in strategic sectors, increase MSMEs modernization and foster technological endeavors growth The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $1.5 billion conditional credit line for investment projects (CCLIP) to support Brazil’s efforts to boost corporate productivity through more private investments in innovation and more dynamism in its national innovation system.

The IDB and Miami Dade College select eighteen startups from Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida to participate in Demand Solutions Miami 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:58
Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host Demand Solutions Miami on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Eighteen startups in design, fashion, gastronomy, music and multimedia have been selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind conference that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship that improves lives.

IDB Group ends annual meeting in Paraguay with agreement to replenish innovative fund

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 22:20
Donors to provide $317 million for the Multilateral Investment Fund In 2016 the IDB Group approved 239 operations for $11.5 billion Latin America and the Caribbean urged to deepen regional integration to boost growth, trade ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – The Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Investment Corporation today wrapped up the annual meeting of their Boards of Governors after reaching an

Chile launches first “Gender Parity Initiative” with Inter-American Development Bank and World Economic Forum support

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 03:00
First country in the region to announce a public-private partnership with concrete steps to close the economic gender gap President Michelle Bachelet today launched Chile’s first Gender Parity Initiative. Promoted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), this initiative will be the first in the world to include concrete actions for both the public and private sectors.

The Bahamas will improve skills-based training programs to boost employment and productivity with assistance from the IDB

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 03:00
Program aims to increase the job prospects of unemployed youth and adults, and provide companies with skilled Bahamian workers  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of the Bahamas are partnering in a new jobs initiative to increase workplace skills and improve employability among young people and adults who have had difficulty finding work.

Japan and Inter-American Development Bank enter into a New and Comprehensive Partnership on the 40th Anniversary of Japan’s Membership to Address Quality Infrastructure and Climate Change

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 03:00
TOKYO, Japan. - In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Japan’s membership in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno, on the occasion of the President’s visit to the Japan-LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Business Forum in Tokyo, agreed to expand the Japan-IDB partnership into a new and comprehensive one mobilizing full package of cooperation modalities.

IDB report recommends ways public sector innovation labs can improve impact in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank presented a study on innovation labs in Latin America and the Caribbean, identifying key challenges such as low tolerance for failure and narrow public sector operational mandates. The report was issued during the IDB’s Third Open Government Dialogue of ministers and high level officials from the region, held on October 13 and 14.

IDB celebrated the third Venture Night featuring 12 startups from Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 03:00
A Colombian startup that teaches teenagers and children how to code won the top prize Demand Solutions Ideas for Improving Lives- the most important innovation event of the Inter-American Development Bank- closed with a Venture Night where 12 startups from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Mexico participated.