Argentina seeks to increase youth employment and reduce gender gap through sports

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 14:39
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has joined forces with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to launch an initiative that will benefit more than 4,000 young people through sports in Argentina. The project, which will be financed by US$1.5 million commitments from the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the IOC, was formally announced in Buenos Aires, Argentina as IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and IOC President Thomas Bach signed a Letter of Intent.  

Pilot program uses blockchain to improve youth employment in Costa Rica

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 17:53
The Innovation Lab of the IDB Group (MIF), the Monge Foundation, and BanQu, a for-purpose blockchain as-a-service company, have joined forces to launch a pilot program aimed at improving Costa Rican youth employment outcomes.  This new pilot seeks to provide Costa Rican youth with secure and immutable records of certificate completion from school, internships, and employment using blockchain technology.

Barranquilla, Colombia to host Foromic 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 17:39
The Colombian city of Barranquilla will host the leading event on financial inclusion and business development trends in Latin America and the Caribbean The IDB Group, through its innovation lab MIF, will hold the 21st edition of Foromic, the most important annual event on financial inclusion and business development in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

IDB report details good practices for public consultations on projects

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 19:00
Poor quality consultations may lead to project delays, complaints, and added cost, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank Getting things right with stakeholders is key to success for development projects. We know that conflicts with local communities and other stakeholders can occur if the consultation process is not systematic, transparent, and meaningful to all parties involved.

The IDB and Miami Dade College select eighteen startups from Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida to participate in Demand Solutions Miami 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:58
Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host Demand Solutions Miami on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Eighteen startups in design, fashion, gastronomy, music and multimedia have been selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind conference that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship that improves lives.

IDB Group ends annual meeting in Paraguay with agreement to replenish innovative fund

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 22:20
Donors to provide $317 million for the Multilateral Investment Fund In 2016 the IDB Group approved 239 operations for $11.5 billion Latin America and the Caribbean urged to deepen regional integration to boost growth, trade ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – The Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Investment Corporation today wrapped up the annual meeting of their Boards of Governors after reaching an

IDB becomes world’s first regional development bank to earn an EDGE certificate for gender equality

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 03:00
Distinction recognizes Bank’s commitment to champion parity between men and women The Inter-American Development Bank announced today it has earned the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) certification, a global assessment methodology and business standard for gender equality. A leading source of long-term financing for development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, the IDB is the world’s first regional development bank to receive the EDGE Certification, which recognizes how organizations foster fair and diverse workplaces.

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.

Eradicate violence against women: an urgent task in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the IDB

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 03:00
A social epidemic that affects one in three women in the region Violence against women affects one in three women in Latin America and the Caribbean, where this social epidemic carries an economic cost of between 1.6 percent and 6.4 percent of the gross domestic product of the countries of the region. Therefore, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reaffirms its commitment to continue working to eradicate this problem.

Latin America and Caribbean register middle class growth. Child poverty and inequality problems persist

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 03:00
The first report of social conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean by the Inter-American Development Bank, “Social Pulse 2016: Realities and Perspectives”, provides an in-depth study of current conditions in the region throughout the life cycle, and shows how children are hardest hit by inequality.