Government spending waste costs Latin America and Caribbean 4.4% of GDP: IDB study

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 15:05
Inefficiencies and fraud in procurement, civil service and targeted transfers could be as large as $220 billion a year Report includes policy recommendations to improve spending in healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety

Introducing the winners of the ALAS-IDB 2017 Awards

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 19:00
In a highly competitive edition, among the winners of the awards that celebrate educational innovation for early childhood development we find Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala. Washington, DC, Nov 9.

Shakira and the Inter-American Development Bank President present the ALAS-IDB 2016 Awards finalists

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 03:00
Washington, DC, Oct. 16.- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, international artist and education activist Shakira and the ALAS Foundation are joining forces again to recognize and reward the early-childhood education improvement and innovation champions in our region.

Latin America and the Caribbean faces critical skills gap, IDB study finds

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 03:00
· Despite spending more than 5% of GDP on education and skills programs, region lags many peer nations · Government actions key to forming workforce capable of dealing with future challenges MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Despite well-intentioned efforts, many government programs fail to provide Latin American and Caribbean children and adults with the skills they need to thrive, the Inter-American Development Bank’s 2017 flagship study finds.

Lowering fiscal and external vulnerability the key to promoting growth in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 03:00
Regional IDB Governors meet in Washington to analyze economic prospects for 2017 The modest recovery in the United States and continuing favorable financial conditions in 2017 will also represent sources of economic stimulus throughout the year for the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic, which will translate into growth of around 3.9 percent in 2017. Internal financial and monetary reforms should ensure price stability and the health of the banking system.

Who are the region’s high-growth women entrepreneurs and what motivates them?

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 03:00
A new study analyzes their characteristics and challenges The new study “WEGrow: Unlocking the Growth Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean,” finds that these entrepreneurs are opportunity-driven rather than necessity-driven, and that they mention economic independence, passion and creating jobs as their main reasons for launching their business ventures.

IDB loan for $167 million to finance new and better schools in Costa Rica

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 03:00
Costa Rica will improve the physical conditions of educational infrastructure, the learning environment, and the efficieny in elmentary and secondary schools with a $167 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB announces partner institutions for the 2012 Cultural Development Program

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 03:00
Partner institutions include artistic and cultural institutions and organizations of the Civil Society The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has selected 50 partner institutions to receive financing and technical assistance for cultural development projects in 26 countries. These projects will receive grants under the Cultural Development Program, designed to support artistic and creative endeavors.

IDB extends deadline for submission of proposals for Cultural Development Program

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 03:00
IDB Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean will receive applications for financing until February 24, 2012 The Cultural Center of the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) has extended the deadline for submission of small-scale cultural projects aimed at civil society institutions and organizations.

IDB to help finance student loans in six Latin American countries

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 03:00
IDB loan to Higher Education Finance Fund will pave the way for increased student loans in Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help expand the access to higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing a $10 million loan to the Higher Education Finance Fund, L.P. (HEFF), a regional debt fund that seeks to offer student loans through local microfinance organizations.