Costa Rica hosts IDB’s Regional Policy Dialogue on Environmental Permitting and Compliance

June 13, 2019
Escazú, Costa Rica – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit, June 18-20 will hold the VII Regional Policy Dialogue (RPD) to help Latin American environmental agencies strengthen their environmental permitting and compliance systems.

IDB launches Central American motion picture cycle as part of AFI Latin American Film Fest

September 07, 2018
The event, Central Film Fest: Central America + Dominican Republic, will be held in Washington, D.C. to promote and expand the visibility of the regional filmmaking industry’s talent and potential. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in partnership with the AFI 2018 Latin American Film Festival, will hold the Central Film Fest: Central America + Dominican Republic event in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 6 through Oct. 11.

IDB extends deadline for open call for artists

January 10, 2018
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is extending the deadline for artists to participate in an open call that is aimed for those who want to provoke, innovate and offer new perspectives on the development challenges of the region, as well as to demonstrate the immense artistic creativity of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The call will be opened until January 17th of 2018. Artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States can participate. 

IDB presents DIS\PLACE: Notions of Home in Latin American Photojournalism

November 12, 2017
Exhibition features works by 11 photojournalists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will present the exhibition “ DIS\PLACE: Notions of Home in Latin American Photojournalism ” with works by 11 photojournalists who illustrate experiences of displacement in Latin America. The opening reception to the public will take place on November 15, 2017 at 6pm. Registration is free.

IDB honors Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel for his cultural and social work

December 07, 2016
Acclaimed musical director of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will deliver the Enrique V. Iglesias Lecture for Culture and Development Venezuelan composer and musical director Gustavo Dudamel will deliver the Enrique V. Iglesias Lecture for Culture and Development on December 14, created by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to outstanding humanists for their contributions to the arts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The IDB presents the art exhibition RESILIENCE: Reclaiming History and the Dominican Diaspora

October 12, 2016
15 artists with Dominican origin established in the US will share their interpretation of the social and cultural vision of the diaspora. The Inter-American Development Bank, sponsored by the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Washington, presents Resilience as an example of how art and creativity can provide an important social benefit by working to redefine our collective narratives.

Registration opens for major event on innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 21, 2016
Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 15-16 Registration is open for Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives, the biggest regional forum on innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 15-16, 2016. Organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Demand Solutions will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds in the fields of health, water and sanitation, and female entrepreneurship in STEMs.

Five Washington, D.C.-area non-profits recognized for their social innovation efforts

July 28, 2016
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to provide funding for local organizations that provide innovative solutions to challenges faced by local Latin American and Caribbean communities Five non-profit organizations whose work focuses on Latin American and Caribbean migrant communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area have been selected to receive “Improving Lives” grants from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB, Maná and its Selva Negra foundation call on youth to record a video for the song “Dónde jugarán los niños?” (“Where Will the Children Play?”)

June 06, 2016
The Mexican rock band, the foundation and the Bank launch a contest to promote environmental protection and measures to address climate change On Monday, June 6, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Mexican rock band Maná and its foundation Selva Negra launched a video contest inspired by “¿Dónde jugarán los niños?” (“Where Will the Children Play?”), one of the most popular songs in the history of Spanish-language rock.

DC Premier of The Beginning of Life

May 23, 2016
Movie projection and panel discussion At the Inter-American Development Bank Headquarters, an Expert Panel explores the impact of a child’s early environment on their cognitive, social and emotional development at the DC Premiere of The Beginning of Life. Advancements in neuroscience uncover the crucial role that the early years of children’s lives play in determining their future successes.