Artificial intelligence to boost Latin American and Caribbean economies: IDB study

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:43
Study also urges governments to anticipate consequences of artificial intelligence in labor markets BUENOS AIRES – Artificial intelligence can facilitate trade negotiations and add one additional percentage point of growth to Latin American and the Caribbean economies, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Suriname to improve health services’ delivery with IDB support

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:45
$20 million loan will help Suriname’s health sector to deal with challenges posed by non-communicable and communicable diseases The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a $20 million loan which will improve access to high-quality, well-integrated primary care services as well as enhance the effectiveness of Suriname’s health sector to address priority epidemiological challenges throughout the country.

IDB Announces Settlement in Connection with Prohibited Practices

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:18
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the debarment of GL Systems LLC (“GL Systems”), an American company, for four years in connection with allegations of prohibited practices in three IDB-financed activities: (i) the Program for the Modernization of Customs, Excise and VAT Areas in Barbados, (ii) the Barbados Competitiveness Program, and (iii) an IDB corporate procurement contract.

IDB launches initiative to promote savings for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 15:12
The Retirement Savings Laboratory will carry out pilot programs to encourage more workers in the region to save for their old age. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today presented the Retirement Savings Laboratory, a project that seeks to increase the number of people saving for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB supports Colombia’s efforts to fight and prevent corruption

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 19:00
Colombia will strengthen public surveillance and promote its institutions’ transparency and integration by boosting up the effectiveness of the Public Prosecutor's Office (PGN, after its Spanish initials) with help from a $40 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:00
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.

IDB supports Ecuador in rebuilding electricity infrastructure damaged by earthquake

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help Ecuador with a $60 million loan to rebuild electrical infrastructure in areas hit by an earthquake last April, through the incorporation of quake-resistant features in the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabí and Santo Domingo. The specific goals of the project are to restore the supply of electricity through the sub-transmission systems of the utility companies affected by the quake and facilitate reliable supply of electricity to final users through the implementation of electrical distribution projects.

IDB supports justice reform in Guatemala to fight impunity

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 03:00
A $60 million loan requested by the government of Guatemala and approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help the Attorney General's office fight impunity.

Chile launches first “Gender Parity Initiative” with Inter-American Development Bank and World Economic Forum support

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 03:00
First country in the region to announce a public-private partnership with concrete steps to close the economic gender gap President Michelle Bachelet today launched Chile’s first Gender Parity Initiative. Promoted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), this initiative will be the first in the world to include concrete actions for both the public and private sectors.

IDB supports economic diversification, foreign trade in Guyana

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 03:00
US$9 million loan will help implement a national strategy for exports and investments promotion Guyana will improve its public infrastructure and promote economic diversification and foreign trade with a US$9 million Inter-American Development Bank loan that will help strengthen the economy and stimulate exports and investments.