IDB Report: Digital Transformation of Healthcare Systems Saves Lives, Lowers Costs

April 07, 2022
New study shares evidence, practices, and concrete recommendations on the digital transformation of healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean.  
2022-04-07

Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic are Recovering, but Face Challenges

March 14, 2022
According to the latest IDB Group report, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic have already recovered pre-pandemic economic activity levels. During 2021 the IDB Group approved $3.38 billion in financing to support the productive sector, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, employment, value chains, and digitalization.  
2022-03-14

IDB unveils health security recommendations to support tourism industry

September 01, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with the support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the participation of the Organization of American States (OAS), launched the series of publications Recommendations to Minimize the Risk of Transmission of COVID-19 in the Tourism Sector of Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-09-01

IDB & Healthcare Israel Bring Digital Health Solutions to Latin America and the Caribbean

March 26, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed an agreement with Healthcare Israel to provide Digital Health expertise, training and solutions to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. In partnership with local health organizations, and in agreement with IDB, Healthcare Israel will provide:
2021-03-26

IDB and IDB Invest Gain Board Support on Vision 2025 and Path Toward Capitalization

March 21, 2021
IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone details “Vision 2025,” as Bank’s agenda focuses on recovery and sustainable growth for region at first Annual Meeting in two years.  Board of Governors approves resolution on recapitalization discussions, supports “Vision 2025.” BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank's Board of Governors approved a resolution authorizing the analytic work required to consider a potential capital increase, and overwhelmingly supported the IDB’s “
2021-03-21

Inclusion and technology will be key to improving social services, IDB stresses

March 17, 2021
At the event "Lessons for after the pandemic: Rebuilding in an inclusive way", international experts talked about the opportunities to reduce inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, redesigning social services to improve their quality and effectiveness. BARRANQUILLA, Colombia - Will the world change or not after the pandemic?
2021-03-17

IDB Mobilizes $1 Billion for COVID-19 Vaccine Financing in Latin America and the Caribbean

December 16, 2020
The funds will complement the Bank´s efforts to support health care and economic recovery. Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that it will mobilize $1 billion to help Latin American and Caribbean countries acquire and distribute COVID-19 vaccines.
2020-12-16

Digital Infrastructure Investments Begin to Bear Fruit

November 16, 2020
Peru and Colombia lead the Global Microscope on financial inclusion in a year marked by a major healthcare crisis The countries whose financial sectors have invested in digital financial infrastructure were able to reach out faster to their most needed communities during the pandemic, according to the Global Microscope 2020 on financial inclusion performance.
2020-11-16

IDB supports Haiti's health care system as it grapples with COVID-19

August 05, 2020
The bank approved a reassignment of US$27 million from the non-disbursed balance of the country's current investment portfolio, from the IDB Special Donation Fund. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a reassignment of US$27 million from the non-disbursed balance of Haiti's current investment portfolio, from the IDB Special Donation Fund, in an effort to help the government fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-05

The IDB & The GovLab launch Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus

July 07, 2020
The Smarter Crowdsourcing initiative brings together a network of public leaders and global experts to address the challenges of managing a pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brooklyn, NY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, today launched “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus.” This rapid policy advising initiative convenes pu
2020-07-07