Wastewater as a resource, not as waste: Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Water Week

August 28, 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank is coordinating the Latin American and the Caribbean sessions during the World Water Week in Sweden’s capital, focusing on the need to adopt wastewater reuse practices to meet the region’s present and future water needs STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to lead a revolution in the management of wastewater as a resource by reusing it in agricultural and industrial activities, and by promoting circular economy models while at the same time striving to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6

IDB rewards the most successful good practices and experiences in water and sanitation in the Americas

August 10, 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has opened a call to identify the best practices and experiences in drinking water provision, sanitary network improvements, and sustainable solid-waste treatment in Latin America, the Caribbean and North America.  In its role as coordinator of the World Water Forum’s Process of Regional Dialogue for the Americas to be held in 2018 in Brazil, the IDB is organizing a contest to act as an incentive for fresh ideas to tackle a problem affecting millions of people in the hemisphere. 

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

April 24, 2014
The exhibition includes photographs of 30 families in 24 countries, to understand humankind’s oldest social activity: eating "Hungry Planet", a photographic exhibition by the photojournalits Peter Menzel and the writer Faith D'Aluisio, presented by the Infrastructure and Environment Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a visual walk-through portraying eating habits of different families around the world.

BID-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Award Ceremony 2013

November 13, 2013
The Award recognizes organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean which have implemented innovative and effective solutions, with proven results in the management of water, sanitation and solid waste.

Discussion on Economic Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Youth Comes to Capitol Hill

September 14, 2012
Multilateral Investment Fund Releases New Strategy for Youth Training Projects The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group held a panel discussion on Capitol Hill on Friday, September 14 from 10:00-11:30am on the topic “Developing Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Young performers from Rio slums visit DC high school to show a way toward a brighter future

September 10, 2012
Media invited to workshop and performance at Bell Multicultural High School on Friday, Sept. 14 A group of 20 young Brazilian artists from Rio de Janeiro slums will spend the day at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Sept. 14 to show how the performing arts are helping young people stay away from gang violence and prepare for full-time employment.

IDB to Promote Early Childhood Development Strategies

June 28, 2011
IDB President and First Lady of Colombia to host debate on strategies to guarantee social protection, education, nutrition and health for children Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos, First Lady of Colombia, will lead a panel discussion on Early Childhood Development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean at IDB headquarters in Washington, DC, on June 29.

Conference tackles youth unemployment in Latin America

June 24, 2011
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Department of State and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) hosted a two-day high level discussion on how to most effectively address the issues of unemployment and social exclusion facing youth at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean in the years ahead.

IDB welcomes participation in an online discussion forum on policies to promote racial equality in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 16, 2010
The Gender and Diversity Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Bank‘s first online discussion forum on policies to advance social inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The purpose of the forum is to create a community of practice among academics, NGOs, policy makers and other stakeholders, and to review five country-specific studies (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) being conducted by the IDB. 

President Moreno to announce new IDB financial package to confront food crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

May 21, 2008
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, and finance ministers from seven Central American countries will meet Tuesday, May 27, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the social and economic impact of rising food prices. Ministers from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic will attend the meeting.