IDB Group and Civil Society discuss sustainable development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 19:00
More than 500 civil society representatives from 26 nations and international experts share knowledge on innovation from the perspective of future jobs, intelligent cities, the digital economy and social innovation SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia – More than 500 representatives from Latin American and Caribbean Civil Societies organizations met in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with senior Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) officials to discuss ways to put innovation at the service of sustainable development.

Robotlution: A new IDB publication on the automation of employment and how it will impact productivity

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 03:00
Mexico and Brazil are leading the region in the use of robots: one to two robots per thousand workers  Will robotization destroy or displace jobs or will it create new, more sustainable ones? Can technological change play a part in reducing inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean? These are some of the key questions that 40 international experts responded to in “Robotlution.

NEO Initiative improves job opportunities for 150,000 youth in Latin American and the Caribbean

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 03:00
Today the leaders and partners of New Employment Opportunities (NEO) hosted a dialogue to explore sustainable, large-scale solutions to the challenge of youth employment in Washington, D.C. Notable speakers and panelists included Brigit Helms, General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF); William S. Reese, President & CEO, International Youth Foundation (IYF); and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft.

The Bahamas will improve skills-based training programs to boost employment and productivity with assistance from the IDB

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 03:00
Program aims to increase the job prospects of unemployed youth and adults, and provide companies with skilled Bahamian workers  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of the Bahamas are partnering in a new jobs initiative to increase workplace skills and improve employability among young people and adults who have had difficulty finding work.

Latin America and Caribbean register middle class growth. Child poverty and inequality problems persist

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 03:00
The first report of social conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean by the Inter-American Development Bank, “Social Pulse 2016: Realities and Perspectives”, provides an in-depth study of current conditions in the region throughout the life cycle, and shows how children are hardest hit by inequality.

IDB Issues New Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) Bond

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 13:29
The Inter-American Development Bank (”IDB”or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA, issued a new $50 million 3-year, fixed-rate note under its Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) Bond program. QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE) is the sole investor in the bond.

Peru modernizes management to improve universal coverage of health services with IDB support

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 03:00
$300 million loan is linked to reforms that will help improve expenditures and cover the uninsured The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $300 million loan for Peru as part of a program to modernize the management of the health sector, which will help the country to achieve universal coverage of health services.

IDB approves $300 million loan to improve the efficiency of health spending in the Dominican Republic

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 03:00
The Inter-American Bank (IDB) has approved a $300 million loan to support the Dominican Republic's efforts to progressively consolidate the coverage of its social security system and improve the efficiency of health spending by expanding the reforms that the country already has been carrying out in these sectors.

IDB and MetLife Foundation partner to help people save for a more secure retirement

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 03:00
Pension savings plan expected to impact 400,000 independent workers and low-income people across Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group and the MetLife Foundation announced today that they will jointly fund a regional project to promote pension savings among independent workers and the low-income population.

IDB Issues New Education, Youth, and Employment (EYE) Uridashi Bonds

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 15:16
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA, has priced a new 3-tranche Uridashi fixed-rate note under its Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) Bond Program.