IDB and CITI Innovation Labs achieve cross-border payments over blockchain

April 08, 2021
EThe Inter-American Development Bank and Citi Innovation Labs conclude a successful proof of concept to make cross-border payments from the United States to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, using blockchain and tokenized money. The LACChain Blockchain Network enabled the transactions and provided full traceability of the transactions, exchange rates, and fees.
2021-04-08

IDB & Healthcare Israel Bring Digital Health Solutions to Latin America and the Caribbean

March 26, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed an agreement with Healthcare Israel to provide Digital Health expertise, training and solutions to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. In partnership with local health organizations, and in agreement with IDB, Healthcare Israel will provide:
2021-03-26

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

Inclusion and technology will be key to improving social services, IDB stresses

March 17, 2021
At the event "Lessons for after the pandemic: Rebuilding in an inclusive way", international experts talked about the opportunities to reduce inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, redesigning social services to improve their quality and effectiveness. BARRANQUILLA, Colombia - Will the world change or not after the pandemic?
2021-03-17

IDB and The GovLab Partner to Bring Innovation to the Fight Against COVID-19

March 16, 2021
To address the pressing need for more effective strategies for managing the current COVID-19 and other future pandemics, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and The GovLab at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, partnered to conduct an innovative rapid policy advising initiative, “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus”.  From July to November 2020, the joint team worked with six partner governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to identify, define, contextualize, and priori
2021-03-16

Peru to boost competitiveness and economic recovery with IDB support

December 16, 2020
Peru will boost competitiveness and economic recovery to improve the business environment as well as investment and innovation of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) with a $400 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-12-16

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

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