IDB launches LEED Financing Facility for the construction of green hotels in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a master financing facility of up to $42 million in long-term IDB loans to finance up to eight Marriott-hotels to be developed by Caribe Hospitality S.A. in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico that will meet world-class environmental and sustainability standards.

Central America's integration is in full swing

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 03:00
In late July, the first substation of the Central American Electrical Interconnection System (SIEPAC) is opening in Costa Rica. A week later, the substation in Panama will be ready to operate. Towers, lines and cables are already in place, so the southern section of the nascent Central American electricity market will soon be a reality.

IDB to invest $1.8 billion annually in integration projects for Central America, South America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 03:00
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, announced today that under the framework of the Bank’s capital increase, it will allocate about $1.8 billion annually to integration projects for Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Moreno made the announcement at the Special Summit of Heads of State and Governments of member countries of the Central American Economic Integration System (SICA, for its initials in Spanish), held today in the Salvadorian capital.

Statement of the President of the IDB on the impact of Agatha in Central America

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 03:00
On the destruction caused by tropical storm Agatha in Central America, the President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno issued the following statement:

Indigenous communities in Central America use traditions to protect biodiversity

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 03:00
Not long ago, José López Hernández, a member of the Oxlajuj No'j tribe, would readily take his axe to chop down trees in the town of Santa María de Jesús in the heart of Guatemala.

IDB releases sustainability scorecard for private sector tourism projects

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank today released a new Tourism Sustainability Scorecard, an interactive tool developed to ensure that the IDB’s investments in private sector tourism projects maximize social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits for local communities and destinations.

IDB Annual Meeting concludes with countries vowing action on crisis

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 03:00
Governments approve kicking off process to review IDB capital levels. Seminars, dialogues, exhibitions and debates mark IDB’s 50-year anniversary.MEDELLÍN, Colombia – For nearly a week ending today, this picturesque and thriving city transformed itself into the economic epicenter of Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB Annual Meeting agenda highlights - March 30

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 03:00
Second and last day of official sessions of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, at the Plaza Mayor Convention Center. Representatives of the 48 member-countries are discussing during the two-day meeting the economic situation of Latin America and the Caribbean and ways the IDB can increase support to the region. In the evening, after the closing session, a socio-cultural event with artist Carlinhos Brown will take place at the Metropolitan Theater. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

IDB to start reviews for capital increases, boosting financing in short-term

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 03:00
MEDELLÍN, Colombia – The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today instructed the Bank’s management to “start immediately” to review the need for an increase in its ordinary capital, which currently stands at $101 billion, and a replenishment of its concessional lending window, the Fund for Special Operations.

IDB meeting ends amid concern over global economic crisis

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 03:00
MEDELLÍN, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank today closed the 50th annual meeting of its Board of Governors, starting a review process for a capital increase in light of the challenges posed by the global economic crisis on Latin America and the Caribbean. The Board of Governors, the Bank’s top policy-making body, brings together representatives from the 48 member countries of the IDB, the leading source of long-term lending for this region.