IDB launches 2020 call for proposals for regional projects in Latin America and Caribbean

February 11, 2020
Deadline for accepting proposals for Regional Public goods is April 15, 2020 On  February 14, 2020, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch the 2020 Call for Proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean, which supports projects involving three or more countries.
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Costa Rica hosts IDB’s Regional Policy Dialogue on Environmental Permitting and Compliance

June 13, 2019
Escazú, Costa Rica – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit, June 18-20 will hold the VII Regional Policy Dialogue (RPD) to help Latin American environmental agencies strengthen their environmental permitting and compliance systems.

Call for Proposals: 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

June 25, 2013
New edition of IDEAS contest seeks proposals to promote innovative energy solutionsin Latin America and the Caribbean Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2013 via the www.iadb.org/ideas website The 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest has launched a new call for proposals for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB announces winners of beyondBanking awards

December 21, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winners of its beyondBanking awards. The awards highlight sustainable environmental, social and corporate governance projects implemented by financial intermediaries (FIs) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Latin American Carbon Forum calls for action in Cancun

November 02, 2010
Over 500 delegates at the Fifth Latin American Carbon Forum reviewed activities to finance the reduction of greenhouse gases and expressed concern over barriers to carbon mitigation projects and the lack of progress in climate change negotiations.

IDB’s new accountability mechanism becomes effective

September 09, 2010
The new Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM) started operations as part of the Inter-American Development Bank’s efforts to increase the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of its operations. The Board of Executive Directors declared that the ICIM is effective as of September 9, 2010. The ICIM can now address complaints filed by individuals or groups who feel affected by projects financed by the IDB.

For the first time, Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum to be held in the Caribbean

June 18, 2010
Members of the media are invited to save the date of the 5th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum which will be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from October 13 to 15.

Cross Debarment: A new global tool against corruption

April 28, 2010
The cross debarment agreement signed recently by the world’s top multilateral banks is a milestone for the anticorruption agenda.  Due to come into force by mid-year, the agreement says that if one Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) declares a firm or individual ineligible for procurement contracts because of fraud and corruption, then all the other MDBs will do the same.

IDB to unveil today action plan to improve road safety

March 19, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will present today a comprehensive Action Plan to improve road safety and reduce mortality rates in Latin America and the Caribbean. Road accidents are the leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds in the region, and the second leading cause of death for those aged 5 to 14. Latin American countries may lose up to 2 percent of their annual gross domestic product because of the injuries and deaths caused by road accidents. The event will be webcast live at EXPRÉSATE

IDB to hold forum on technology use in education

September 10, 2009
A one-day seminar on the impact of information and communication technologies in education in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held at IDB headquarters in Washington, DC, on September 15, presenting pioneer experiences and large-scale initiatives throughout the region and abroad.