Wastewater as a resource, not as waste: Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Water Week

August 28, 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank is coordinating the Latin American and the Caribbean sessions during the World Water Week in Sweden’s capital, focusing on the need to adopt wastewater reuse practices to meet the region’s present and future water needs STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to lead a revolution in the management of wastewater as a resource by reusing it in agricultural and industrial activities, and by promoting circular economy models while at the same time striving to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6

IDB rewards the most successful good practices and experiences in water and sanitation in the Americas

August 10, 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has opened a call to identify the best practices and experiences in drinking water provision, sanitary network improvements, and sustainable solid-waste treatment in Latin America, the Caribbean and North America.  In its role as coordinator of the World Water Forum’s Process of Regional Dialogue for the Americas to be held in 2018 in Brazil, the IDB is organizing a contest to act as an incentive for fresh ideas to tackle a problem affecting millions of people in the hemisphere. 

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.

Zero Waste: creating recycling routes in Gunayala, Panama

January 18, 2014
The IDB, MIT, ANCON and IIDKY will support Guna communities in the improvement of solid waste management in one of Panama’s tourist hotspots On January 18 the ‘Zero Waste: Recycling Routes in Gunayala, Panama’ project was launched with the goal of improving solid waste management in four islands located in the Guna Yala region (population of 2,100).

BID-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Award Ceremony 2013

November 13, 2013
The Award recognizes organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean which have implemented innovative and effective solutions, with proven results in the management of water, sanitation and solid waste.

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.

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. 

IDB and FEMSA Foundation reward the best projects for water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 21, 2012
The award recognizes institutions in Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico for its innovative and effective solutions Municipal institutions and NGOs in Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico won the BID-FEMSA Foundation annual Awards, granted to outstanding experiences in the management of water, sanitation and solid waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. The BID-FEMSA Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday September 18 during the III Latin American Community Water Management, in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador.

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.