IDB Group and Japan Expand Partnership to Support Recovery in Latin America and Caribbean

March 23, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has expanded its longstanding partnership with the Government of Japan through a partnership amendment signed with the Japanese Ministry of Finance (MOF) and a new Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The signings reflect reinvigorated commitment from Japan and the IDB Group to cooperate in pursuit of social and economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
2021-03-23

IDB study about more energy efficient public policies

March 23, 2021
Publication describes the determinants of energy consumption and its evolution in the region’s households Energy services represent the second most important expense in household budgets in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), surpassed only by food, according to a new study conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank. One out of every 10 dollars spent by Latin Americans goes toward paying energy bills.
2021-03-23

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

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

The State of Ceará will invest in prevention and violence reduction with IDB support

March 16, 2021
An IDB loan for $52.1 million will benefit more than 100,000 young people, vulnerable groups and citizens of ten municipalities of the Brazilian State  The State of Ceará in Brazil seeks to contribute to the reduction of violent crimes and prevention for young people and vulnerable groups in the state with a $52.1 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 
2021-03-16

IDB and IRENA Accelerate a Sustainable Energy Future in Latin America and the Caribbean

March 09, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have today signed a partnership that will help drive the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.
2021-03-09

Brazil to support efficiency and efficacy of public safety and justice

November 23, 2020
IDB approves US$1.2 billion conditional credit line for the PRO-SEGURANÇA program Espírito Santo is the first Brazilian state to benefit from the program, receiving a US$82.3 million credit The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a credit line of up to $1.2 billion to help Brazil boost the efficiency and efficacy of its public safety and justice programs.
2020-11-23

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

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

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