Brazil to promote public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects with IDB support

January 20, 2021
Brazil will promote new models for private investment in infrastructure to boost service quality, the socio-environmental impact of investments, and economic growth and productivity with a $20 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2021-01-20

IDB helps increase efficiency in the administration of social spending in Brazil

December 21, 2020
The $1.5 billion program includes a credit line and a first operation to support improvements of beneficiaries in child development through the Criança Feliz Program. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recently approved a Conditional Credit Line for Investment Projects (CCLIP), called the Social Expenditure Modernization Program in Brazil and a first individual operation for the improvement of public policies for early childhood in the country.
2020-12-21

IDB Mobilizes $1 Billion for COVID-19 Vaccine Financing in Latin America and the Caribbean

December 16, 2020
The funds will complement the Bank´s efforts to support health care and economic recovery. Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that it will mobilize $1 billion to help Latin American and Caribbean countries acquire and distribute COVID-19 vaccines.
2020-12-16

IDB supports health, social and economic COVID-19 resilience in OECS Caribbean countries

November 26, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$50 million loan to support member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and their response to the health, social and economic consequences caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-11-26

Digital Infrastructure Investments Begin to Bear Fruit

November 16, 2020
Peru and Colombia lead the Global Microscope on financial inclusion in a year marked by a major healthcare crisis The countries whose financial sectors have invested in digital financial infrastructure were able to reach out faster to their most needed communities during the pandemic, according to the Global Microscope 2020 on financial inclusion performance.
2020-11-16

IDB Group Analyzes Financial Inclusion in Times of COVID-19

November 10, 2020
Financial inclusion is called to play a fundamental role in the response of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to the COVID-19 crisis. On November 16, IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest, the private arm of the IDB Group, will bring together experts on the state of financial inclusion in a scenario strongly marked by the disruptions caused by the health emergency.
2020-11-10

WeXchange announces the twelve finalists of its 2020 Women STEMpreneurs Competition

November 04, 2020
The Women STEMpreneurs Competition Finale will take place during the 8th eighth edition of the WeXchange forum, virtually held on November 11. WeXchange, the largest platform in Latin America and the Caribbean that connects high-growth entrepreneurs with mentors and investors, announced its twelve finalists of the Women STEMpreneuers Competition selected from nearly 900 applicants from the region.
2020-11-04

IDB and USAID Announce $2 Million in Awards to Support Venezuelans

October 21, 2020
The awards are for employment, job creation and financial services to support Venezuelans
2020-10-21

The IDB and Its Partners Launch the Early Childhood Development Hub

September 24, 2020
The Hub is the first website that consolidates into a single location and facilitates access to resources and knowledge about early childhood produced throughout the region.  This collective learning initiative is being driven by the Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund, an alliance of the IDB, FEMSA Foundation, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Porticus. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), together with its partners in the
2020-09-24

IDB says the pandemic will affect future earnings of an entire generation of children

September 16, 2020
Closure of preschool programs for six months means losses in future salaries equivalent to over 5% of the GDP in some countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Hundreds of millions of children are losing daily learning opportunities resulting in potentially large losses in education, health, income, and productivity over their lifetimes due to preprimary‑program closures, says the new IDB study “Economic Costs of Pr
2020-09-16