The IDB, a partner of Colombia in development

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 03:00
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.

The impact of the press on good governance

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 03:00
Unlike radio and television broadcasting or the Internet, the written press provides more detailed analysis of the news. It thus serves as a “ guide for citizens and authorities to attain good governance,” said the President of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), Alejandro Miró Quesada. Speaking at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, the Peruvian journalist and lawyer discussed the relationship between journalism and governance in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Not quite equal under the law

Saturday, January 1, 2005 - 03:00
By Charo Quesada On paper, Latin America is almost a model of equitable and gender-neutral justice. Nearly all governments in the region have signed and ratified international agreements guaranteeing access to the courts and equality under the law, regardless of sex.

The cost of conflict

Friday, November 21, 2003 - 03:00
How much does it cost a country like Peru if business owners don't trust its own justice and conflict resolution systems? Somewhere between $65-200 million per year in gross domestic product, according to a recently published IDB study. Alvaro Herrero and Keith Henderson, co-authors of The Cost of Conflict Resolution for Small Businesses, came up with that estimate after surveying and interviewing owners of medium, small and micro businesses, judicial system officials, economists, bankers and public officials across Peru.

Environmental and social safeguards in place for Camisea

Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 03:00
To assure protection of the ecologically fragile region where the production and processing plants of the Camisea natural gas project are being built in Peru, the IDB has established environmental and social requirements and monitoring and supervising the entire project, not just the pipeline the Bank is helping to finance. The IDB's participation in the project has spurred positive measures that will make Paracas bay --where ships will load Camisea's natural gas liquid products-- cleaner than it was before the project began.

IDB officials exchange views with indigenous leaders on environmental and social aspects of Camisea project

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 03:00
Officials of the Inter-American Development Bank have met with six leaders of South American indigenous communities to exchange views on environmental and social concerns relating to the Camisea natural gas project in Peru.

Alternative justice in Peru

Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 03:00
Lawyers and judges aren’t always the most popular people in town. But what would we do if we didn’t have a functional, equitable justice system? How would we resolve our differences, deter crimes and punish offenders, or convince businesses that our communities were safe places to invest?