IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to Unveil Groundbreaking Nutrition Project

October 06, 2014
On eve of World Food Day, IDB-PepsiCo Foundation will Launch Program in Four Countries Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi will host a media breakfast on Wednesday, October 15th in Washington, D.C. to announce a major partnership on a ground-breaking nutrition project in four countries: Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

April 24, 2014
The exhibition includes photographs of 30 families in 24 countries, to understand humankind’s oldest social activity: eating "Hungry Planet", a photographic exhibition by the photojournalits Peter Menzel and the writer Faith D'Aluisio, presented by the Infrastructure and Environment Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a visual walk-through portraying eating habits of different families around the world.

IDB Annual Meeting Agenda Highlights – March 16

March 16, 2013
Follow the discussion on Twitter: #IDB2013 The Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IDB and IIC officially starts today, with the inaugural session at the end of the day. In the morning, there will be a seminar about Salud MesoAmerica, a regional health initiative, and closed sessions of the committees of the boards for the IDB and IIC. In the afternoon, a seminar will analyze the impact of the Panama Canal expansion on global logistics.

Finding Ways to Change Eating Habits in Bolivia

March 04, 2013
Nearly one in three children under the age of five in Bolivia suffers from stunting—a result of chronic malnutrition—the second highest rate in Latin America and the Caribbean. Poverty and lack of health systems that provide the right supplements are the most commonly cited reasons for the problem, but lack of awareness and behavioral issues related to nutrition are factors as well.

President Moreno and Panama’s Minister of Finance announce IDB Annual Meeting

November 21, 2012
The 54th Annual Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors to be held in Panama City March 13-17, 2013 PANAMA CITY, Panama - The President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, and the Minister of Economy and Finance of Panama, Frank De Lima, participated in a ceremony to officially announce that the 54th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IDB will take place in Panama City March 14-17, 2013. 

Latin American and Caribbean Women: Better Educated, Lower Paid

October 15, 2012
Even with more education than men, women are still concentrated in lower-paid occupations such as teaching, health care or the service sector. When comparing men and women of the same age and educational level, men earn 17 percent more than women in Latin America.

Spain officially approved its contribution to the SM2015 Initiative

December 05, 2011
MADRID, Spain - The Government of Spain has officially finalized its contribution to the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative for an amount of $42 million, to be disbursed between 2012 and 2016.

A water turnaround in Haiti

November 03, 2011
Before the project started in 2008, Saint Marc had running water for nine hours a week, at best. At present service is up to 10 hours a day—the highest average in any urban area in Haiti.

Central America's integration is in full swing

July 21, 2010
In late July, the first substation of the Central American Electrical Interconnection System (SIEPAC) is opening in Costa Rica. A week later, the substation in Panama will be ready to operate. Towers, lines and cables are already in place, so the southern section of the nascent Central American electricity market will soon be a reality. PAC53 - Road from La Chorrera to Arraijan, in Panama.

Mesoamerica Advances

July 29, 2009
The regional integration initiative known as Proyecto Mesoamérica is gaining momentum. It was a central item on the agenda of the XI Cumbre de Tuxla (an annual summit of regional heads of state), which concluded in Costa Rica today. Last week news reports focused on a proposed multimodal transportation strategy to improve the region’s competitiveness. And last June, the IDB announced the second phase of a project known as Tránsito Internacional de Mercancía, which will introduce a unified customs system for use on the borders of all Mesoamerican countries.