IDB launches 2017 Call for Proposals to promote Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 24, 2017
The deadline for accepting proposals is April 26th, 2017 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2017 Call for Proposals of the Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects aimed at resolving shared challenges and seizing opportunities for development through regional cooperation among at least three countries. Since 2004, the RPG Initiative has financed 140 projects, investing a total of more than US$103 million.

Entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to showcase their projects in Silicon Valley

June 20, 2016
Demand Solutions, to take place June 22 as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, will highlight innovations aimed at improving the quality of life in Latin America and the Caribbean Eight cutting-edge entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean will showcase innovations aimed at improving the quality of life in the region at Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives, an event taking place June 22 as part of the Obama Administration’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University.

IDB and Maersk Group join forces to expand the ConnectAmericas support to SMEs

March 14, 2016
SeaLand, Maersk Group regional shipping company, and ConnectAmericas signed a collaboration agreement for two years The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and SeaLand, Maersk Group regional shipping company, signed a partnership agreement that will deliver significant benefits to small and medium sized enterprises affiliated to ConnectAmericas, the first business social network of the Americas that provides business opportunities, training and financing.

Plaza Logistica signs loan contract with IDB for logistics parks project in Buenos Aires

March 16, 2012
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Inter-American Development Bank  President Luis Alberto Moreno and Plaza Logistica CEO Eduardo Bastitta Harriet yesterday signed the contract for a senior secured loan for up to $20 million for a project to build to state-of-the-art logistics parks in Argentina.

Call for proposals to improve SME's access to finance and competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 28, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with the Spanish General Trust Fund, announces a new call for proposals to improve financial and private sector development policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB invites business executives from Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in China-LAC Business Forum Summit in Chengdu Oct 21-22

September 01, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is calling business executives in Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in the China-LAC Business Forum in Chengdu, China, on October 21-22, 2010. The IDB and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) are organizing the event in close collaboration with the People’s Bank of China and the Sichuan Provincial Government.

IDB fund to hold conference in Mexico on future of remittances

May 05, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund will hold May 6-7 in Mexico the conference RemesAmericas – Remittances for the Future, which will bring together government officials, financial executives and delegates from international organizations involved in migration issues.

The IDB, a partner of Colombia in development

March 17, 2009
Since the mid-1990s the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been the leading source of multilateral financing for Colombia. Over the last 50 years, the IDB has approved more than US$14.8 billion in loans and non-refundable technical cooperation projects for Colombia. Throughout its history, the IDB has supported the Colombian government and private sector in key development areas such as infrastructure, state modernization and reform, small and medium enterprise, agriculture, energy, climate change and environmental protection.

Venture capital for low-income markets

February 26, 2009
Investing in housing, healthcare, education, basic utilities and nutrition can not only fulfill a social mission, but it can also be a profitable business venture. This is the concept of IGNIA Fund, which will channel venture capital resources to fund commercially viable growth companies serving the “base of the pyramid,” those persons in Latin America and the Caribbean earning less than $3,260 a year. The IGNIA Fund selects projects with the potential to be expanded on a larger scale, thereby increasing the social and economic impact.

Acting smart when income grows

March 27, 2008
The expansive economic cycle in Latin America rests largely on the rise of key commodity prices, but experience suggests caution in thriving years.