Digital Infrastructure Investments Begin to Bear Fruit

November 16, 2020
Peru and Colombia lead the Global Microscope on financial inclusion in a year marked by a major healthcare crisis The countries whose financial sectors have invested in digital financial infrastructure were able to reach out faster to their most needed communities during the pandemic, according to the Global Microscope 2020 on financial inclusion performance.
2020-11-16

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

Three Latin American Startups Win Rethink Plastics Challenge by MIT Solve and IDB Group

September 23, 2020
Atando Cabos, a Chilean startup, won this challenge aimed at reducing plastic waste and single-use plastics and received US$30,000 to scale its solution. Algramo (Chile) and Eco Panplas (Brazil) were finalists. The Rethink Plastics Challenge, powered by MIT Solve and the IDB Group awarded 3 Latin American startups with US $60,000 in cash prizes to scale up their solutions.
2020-09-23

IDB supports Paraguay road infrastructure and competitiveness improvement program

September 10, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $215 million loan to help boost Paraguay’s competitiveness through the provision of road infrastructure suited to all weather conditions and safe, resilient, and reliable transportation services on National Route PY12 (stage I) and access roads.
2020-09-10

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

World Water Week 2020: the IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean

August 25, 2020
The IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean at the most important global meeting of the water and sanitation sector, with a call to mitigate the effects of change climate The World Water Week, sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the most important global meeting of the year for the water and sanitation sector, began with a call to take concrete and decisive actions to mitigate the effects of climate change and its consequences on the availability of water resources for the present and the future.
2020-08-25

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

IDB expands coverage for COVID-19 and public health risks in contingent loans

June 09, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is expanding the risks covered under the Contingent Credit Facility for Natural Disaster Emergencies (CCF) to include public health risks and COVID-19.
2020-06-09

The IDB and the Government of Sweden Launch Innovative Portfolio Guarantee in Guatemala

May 27, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Sweden have signed an agreement that establishes an innovative risk transfer mechanism to support development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The instrument will provide a Guarantee of up to $100 million from Sweden, enabling the IDB to increase lending up to $300 million for new projects in Bolivia, Colombia, and Guatemala.
2020-05-27

Honduras to improve its transport and freight logistics system with IDB support

April 29, 2020
Loan of US$111.65 million will allow for modernization of regulatory framework and trade facilitation systems Honduras will upgrade its transport system and freight logistics services thanks to a US$111.65 loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-04-29