Netflix Joins IDB to Promote Skills-Learning and Growth of Region’s Entertainment Industry

August 18, 2021
Streaming entertainment service partners with Bank to promote the development of 21st century skills, including in the digital and creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging its expertise to help address skills shortages in the region’s entertainment industry and to develop new opportunities to improve education and in
2021-08-18

Honduras to improve drinking water and sanitation services with support from IDB

June 11, 2021
Nearly 31,000 households in rural areas and towns of up to 30,000 inhabitants will gain access to water and sanitation services with a US$45 million loan approved by the IDB. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$45 million loan to finance the Potable Water and Sanitation Program in Honduras, which will benefit nearly 31,000 households in rural areas and towns of up to 30,000 inhabitants by providing them with new and improved access to these basic services.
2021-06-11

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 study shows key role of finance and planning in climate change

May 11, 2021
A whole-of-government approach beyond environmental ministries would boost a more sustainable recovery from the pandemic in the region, new report shows Report launch: May, 11th, 4-5:30 pm EDT.
2021-05-11

IDB and French Development Agency Highlight $4 Billion in Joint Projects Since 2018

May 06, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) Group gathered virtually for their fifth Deep Dive Meeting. The Deep Dive explored new opportunities for expanded collaboration and celebrated the partnerships’ achievements to date.  Since signing a framework agreement in 2018, the two partners largely surpassed the outlined target of $1 billion in co-financing.
2021-05-06

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 launches initiative for the sustainable development of the Amazon region

March 18, 2021
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone announced today a new initiative to forge sustainable development models based on human capital, natural wealth and the cultural heritage of the Amazon region. The announcement was made during the IDB's Annual Meeting of Governors, within the framework of a seminar dedicated to exploring public and private investment opportunities for the countries of the Amazon.
2021-03-18

Build the Americas, a new tool to incentivize greater competition in infrastructure bids

March 17, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank today launched Build the Americas, a mobile application designed to increase transparency and competition in the bidding process for infrastructure projects it finances in Latin America and the Caribbean. The app provides access to information on upcoming IDB-financed procurements in sectors such as energy, transportation, and water and sanitation, while facilitating the connection between infrastructure developers and local suppliers of goods and services.
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

Spain Invests €13.74 Million in IDB-Managed Strategic Fund

February 17, 2021
The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have expanded their historic partnership with a new Spanish contribution of €$13.7 million ($16.7 million) to the Spanish General Cooperation Fund.
2021-02-17