IDB to join new Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to facilitate $1bn of investments

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:23
Backed by 26 Caribbean governments and the private sector, the Accelerator will fast-track investments which support climate action and economic growth    The Inter-American Development Bank announced today that it will partner with the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to program and implement the additional $1 billion in funds that it pledged for climate smart-investments across the Caribbean region at the Paris One Planet summit on December 12, 2017.

Colombia to promote environmental and socio-economic sustainability with IDB assistance

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 19:00
A $100 million loan will help improve management of natural capital and production opportunities in 170 municipalities Colombia will promote environmental and socio-economic sustainability in 170 municipalities affected by the country’s recently-ended conflict with help from a $100 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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.

Colombia issues its first green bond in the local market for 200 billion pesos with the support of the IDB

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 17:29
Proceeds will be used by Bancoldex to finance projects that mitigate the impact of climate change and improve the environmental performance of Colombian companies. BOGOTÁ, Colombia- Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia SA, Bancóldex, with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), today issued the country's first greenbond available through the Colombian Stock Exchange (BVC, Bolsa de Valores de Colombia) for 200 billion pesos to fund projects that help mitigate climate change impacts.

IDB, Government and private sector discuss ways to ensure Belize’s sustainable development

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 20:43
Belize City, Belize– Top executives from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) visited Belize this week to discuss with key government officials and representatives of the private sector ways of deepening their partnership and cooperation to ensure the country’s sustainable development.

IDB Convenes Caribbean Agricultural Policy Forum in Suriname

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 03:00
PARAMARIBO, Suriname – On July 25, 2017, the Ministers of Agriculture of Suriname, Guyana, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, as well as representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture of Jamaica, Belize, Barbados and The Bahamas participated in the Caribbean Agricultural Policy Forum organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Multilateral banks to deepen collaboration with private sector to boost inclusive, sustainable infrastructure

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 03:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.

Multilateral Development Banks to meet in Washington, D.C. April 22 for the Global Infrastructure Forum 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 03:00
Harnessing public and private resources to deliver inclusive, sustainable infrastructure worldwide Increasing access to, and enhancing the quality of, basic infrastructure services remains a critical challenge, especially in developing countries.

IDB issues 2016 Sustainability Report

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 03:00
Governors’ commitment to lending target for climate change and $2.7 billion in new loan approvals among year’s highlights ASUNCION, Paraguay - In 2016, the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) approved nearly $2.7 billion in loans related to climate change and mobilized an additional amount of more than $1 billion, according to the annual Sustainability Report, released during the Bank's Annual Meeting.  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia ranked as the top five investors

IDB Safeguards help promote sustainable growth, study finds

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 03:00
A study led by Professor Andreas Georgoulias,Research Director of the Zofnass Program at Harvard University, found that implementing environmental and social safeguards helps make Inter-American Development Bank projects more sustainable, improved local regulatory frameworks and helped sponsors implement innovative best practices. The study looked at nine IDB projects in eight countries, in sectors such as Energy, Transportation, Urban Development and Housing.