Inter-American Development Bank to hold Annual Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas

February 11, 2016
Online media registration is now available for April 7–10 gathering of Latin American and Caribbean leaders Spotlight on economic challenges, private sector opportunities, urban development, global economic challenges, disaster management The Inter-American Development Bank Group will hold its Annual

The IDB Opens Registration for Demand Solutions Event

October 22, 2014
“Demand Solutions – Ideas for Improving Quality of Life” will harness some of the world’s most creative minds to share innovative solutions addressing development issues. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opens registration for Demand Solutions, a one-day event on December 2nd at the IDB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m., and will feature speaker presentations and networking opportunities with innovators who are addressing pressing development challenges around the world.

IDB approves green line for key financial institution in Brazil

January 28, 2014
Loans of up to $125 million to expand access to credit for green projects The IDB approved a Green Line Partnership with Banco Pine S.A. in Brazil to expand access to financing for environmentally sustainable projects, particularly biofuels and renewable energy projects. The IDB will provide an unsecured A/B loan of approximately $125 million to Banco Pine for working capital and long-term loans in these sectors, and to finance capital expenditures.

Call for Proposals: 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

June 25, 2013
New edition of IDEAS contest seeks proposals to promote innovative energy solutionsin Latin America and the Caribbean Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2013 via the www.iadb.org/ideas website The 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest has launched a new call for proposals for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

NFL Players, Mandelas to Promote Road Safety

May 03, 2013
Events to be held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Washington, DC  On Thursday, May 9th, National Football League stars will ditch their shoulder pads to don soccer cleats for a match in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in an international road safety campaign designed to curb traffic deaths among young people. 

IDB earns environmental certifications for energy efficiency and sustainability

August 21, 2012
Bank’s Headquarters and its Costa Rica country office are among only 1,800 buildings worldwide that have received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Buildings certification

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and energy ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean to meet at IDB

April 13, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host a meeting of energy ministers from across the Hemisphere under the framework of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas on Thursday, April 15, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

IDB Signs Innovative Two-Phase Financing to Support São Paulo Metro – Line 4 Project

October 09, 2008
The Inter-American Development Bank signed a long-term loan financing for the São Paulo Metro Line 4 for a total of US$368.7 million on October 7, pursuant to the award of a 30-year Public-Private-Partnership concession with the State of São Paulo. The financing consists of a direct A loan divided into two phases and a syndicated B loan consisting of resources from financial institutions that subscribe participation agreements with the IDB.

Towards a Hemispheric Biofuels Market

September 07, 2007
Calling biofuels a “transformative opportunity” for Latin America and the Caribbean, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno detailed early this year a broad pipeline of investment projects and technical assistance programs designed to help the region’s countries reach renewable energy targets in a sustainable way. Accordingly, the IDB commissioned  a comprehensive study of biofuels markets through 2020 titled “A Blueprint for Green Energy in the Americas,” by  Garten Rothkopf, an independent consultancy.