Startups and Investors from Latin America and the Caribbean Gathered at IDB Lab Forum

October 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank Group’s flagship event ended after three days of panels on innovative entrepreneurship and its role in the region’s post-pandemic recovery. Innovative entrepreneurship and the role of digital solutions, new technologies, and business models to speed up an inclusive, green, and resilient recovery of the region were the three pillars of the first edition of IDB Lab Forum.
2021-10-28

New IDB Publication Focuses on Closing the Gender Gaps in the World of Work

September 30, 2021
The publication performs a diagnosis of gender gaps in Central America, Mexico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic and makes recommendations on how to boost female participation at the workplace and increase women’s incomes. The rates of women participation in the workplace in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic have been rising over the past 20 years. However, they remain below the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) average.
2021-09-30

Netflix Joins IDB to Promote Skills-Learning and Growth of Region’s Entertainment Industry

August 18, 2021
Streaming entertainment service partners with Bank to promote the development of 21st century skills, including in the digital and creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging its expertise to help address skills shortages in the region’s entertainment industry and to develop new opportunities to improve education and in
2021-08-18

New program seeks to improve the financial resilience of entrepreneurs and workers

May 17, 2021
The two-year program in Latin America will use behavioral science to help build resilient futures as economies continue to recover. The impact of in-app modifications and notifications on profits, savings, and use of insurance products, considered as the three paths toward financial resilience for small businesses and gig workers, will be studied within digital platforms. If you’ve been thinking more and more about saving money during the past year, you're not alone.
2021-05-17

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 announces results of its Beyond Tourism Innovation Challenge

October 15, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is pleased to announce that eight proposals were selected for project design under the Beyond Tourism Challenge. The applications were from Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Haiti, Guyana, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.
2020-10-15

IDB launches call for proposals for innovations promoting the 21st century skills

July 15, 2020
The Spotlight project will target countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.   Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and HundrED.org, a global education nonprofit, announced the launch of a Spotlight project. This aims to identify effective models for cultivating 21st century skills, also called transversal skills, in students by looking for innovations in learning from Latin America and the Caribbean.
2020-07-15

IDB Lab launches innovation challenge to revitalize tourism sector in 15 countries

June 16, 2020
Selected projects may receive up to US$500,000 in grants and up to US$2 million in loans
2020-06-16