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 announces results of its Beyond Tourism Innovation Challenge

October 15, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is pleased to announce that eight proposals were selected for project design under the Beyond Tourism Challenge. The applications were from Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Haiti, Guyana, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.
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

The IDB and Its Partners Launch the Early Childhood Development Hub

September 24, 2020
The Hub is the first website that consolidates into a single location and facilitates access to resources and knowledge about early childhood produced throughout the region.  This collective learning initiative is being driven by the Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund, an alliance of the IDB, FEMSA Foundation, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Porticus. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), together with its partners in the
2020-09-24

IDB Launches Infrastructure Data Observatories

September 24, 2020
The energy, transport, and water and sanitation observatories will increase the availability of reliable data in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch three data observatories to plan infrastructure investments and speed up development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The observatories, jointly developed with other international partners, will provide access to reliable and up-to-date data in the water and sanitation, energy, and transportation sectors.
2020-09-24

IDB Launches Pivot Movement to Strengthen Caribbean Innovation

September 03, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Pivot Movement to harness the most innovative ideas for Caribbean development and create a plan for the future of the region. The Movement includes a crowdsourcing contest and an event. Pivot Search is the crowdsourcing platform to receive new development ideas. It runs from September 2 to September 18, with a $5000 cash prize for each of the three winners.
2020-09-03

IDB approves two credit lines totaling USD$650 million for El Salvador

August 31, 2020
Focused on education and access to credit, these lines of credit come with approval of the first transaction in each of them, for a total of USD$300 million.
2020-08-31

KERIS joins the Coalition to promote transversal skills for the 21st century

August 18, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), a governmental organization under the South Korean Ministry of Education, has joined the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Coalition for 21st Century Skills, centered on ensuring inclusion, equity, and quality education in Latin American and the Caribbean.
2020-08-18

WeXchange launches Annual Competition for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM

August 03, 2020
The WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition, for high-growth women entrepreneurs in STEM in Latin America and the Caribbean, will be receiving applications until August 23. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) group, has announced the launch of its eight edition of WeXchange, the largest forum that connects Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) women entrepreneurs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic
2020-08-03

IDB, CAF, FONPLATA launch alliance for regional integration

August 03, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), CAF –development bank of Latin America–, and FONPLATA announced the launching of their Alliance for the Integration and Development of Latin America and the Caribbean (ILAT) to provide technical and financial support to integration projects and generate knowledge and applied technology.
2020-08-03