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

Haiti will improve basic education outcomes with IDB support

June 09, 2021
Project of US$50 million approved to support the implementation of the Education Sector Plan pillars; access, quality and governance, and teaching and learning improvements in basic education in Haiti. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$50 million grant to support the improvement of basic education in Haiti. The Project will support the government in implementing the key areas of the new Education Sector Plan 2020 – 2030 (PDEF).
2021-06-09

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

USAID and IDB Announce $2 Million for the final BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge

April 06, 2021
The funds will support Venezuelans and their Host Communities with Inclusion, Gender Equality and Entrepreneurship, Employment, and Education Opportunities The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced $2 million for the final six BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge  awards to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Guyana. 
2021-04-06

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 To Approve $1.25 Billion in Operations for Colombia in 2021

March 19, 2021
Funds will help speed up country’s sustainable economic recovery BARRANQUILLA, Colombia - At its 2021 Annual Meeting, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a commitment with the government of Colombia to provide the country with $1.25 billion in assistance in 2021. The funding will contribute to Colombia’s sustainable and inclusive economic recovery.
2021-03-19

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

Inclusion and technology will be key to improving social services, IDB stresses

March 17, 2021
At the event "Lessons for after the pandemic: Rebuilding in an inclusive way", international experts talked about the opportunities to reduce inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, redesigning social services to improve their quality and effectiveness. BARRANQUILLA, Colombia - Will the world change or not after the pandemic?
2021-03-17

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