Alliance BIDAcademy and Coursera: New Partner to Expand its Training Offer for the Region

January 18, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through BIDAcademy, has been developing high quality open online courses (MOOC), as a result of more than 60 years of experience, to improve the capacities of all development actors in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2022-01-18

IDB Lab Invests in Colombian Startup to Teach English to Manual Workers

January 11, 2022
The initiative seeks better job opportunities for vulnerable populations IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will provide financial support to Slang, the Colombian educational technology startup that is based on machine learning and artificial intelligence, to teach English to manual workers. This investment, worth $1 million, will support students entering the labor market, provide job training, and present opportunities for youth, blue-collar workers, and the unemployed populations of Latin America and the Caribbean.
2022-01-11

IDB launches $3.5 billion 5-year Fixed Rate Bond

January 07, 2022
Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021 – The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $3.5 billion 5-year Global benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 1.500% and matures on 13th January 2027. It was priced with a spread of 22 basis points over SOFR mid-swaps, which equates to 8.28 basis points over the 1.250% UST due December 2026 and carries a semi-annual yield of 1.552%.
2022-01-06

PPP Americas Event Highlights Infrastructure Needs and Opportunities in the LAC Region

December 09, 2021
SÃO PAULO — In the challenging context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launches the 10th edition of PPP Americas, the principal forum on public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event aims to help jump-start economic recovery in in the region by supporting the use of PPP approaches and fostering better planning and maintenance of infrastructure projects.
2021-12-09

IDB Visits Spain to Encourage Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 18, 2021
Spain will host the IDB's non-regional members meeting in February 2022. MADRID - IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone and members of his executive team concluded a successful visit to Madrid to encourage greater investment in Latin America and the Caribbean to boost the region’s post-pandemic recovery. The mission’s main objective was to strengthen international trade and attract financing and businesses that will accelerate the region's digital transformation and contribute to its sustainable and inclusive growth.
2021-11-16

Dominican Republic to Strengthen Public Sector Transparency, Integrity with IDB Support

November 16, 2021
SANTO DOMINGO – The Dominican Republic is implementing reforms to enhance and consolidate public sector transparency and integrity along with promoting citizen participation in controlling public spending with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2021-11-16

IDB, Spain’s Justice Ministry Join Forces to Digitalize Judicial Systems in LAC

November 11, 2021
IDB President and Spain’s Justice Minister Sign Memorandum of Understanding to advance transformation and digitalization of justice systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, tapping into Spain’s ample experience in the matter. Agreement will accelerate the digitalization of justice systems in various countries in the region through access to knowledge, innovative solutions, technical assistance, and training of judicial personnel.
2021-11-11

Dominican Republic to Host the Regional Dialogue on Transparency and Integrity

November 10, 2021
President of the Dominican Republic Luis Abinader; Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Mathias Cormann; Chair of Transparency International Delia Ferreira Rubio; IDB Invest Chief Executive Officer, James P. Scriven, will participate in the opening of the Regional Policy Dialogue on Transparency and Integrity on November 16 at 9:00 a.m.
2021-11-10

IDB Lab Participates in a Pioneering Fund to Help Finance Climate Change Adaptation

November 08, 2021
The first regional microfinance loan fund for climate change adaptation will go to rural areas of Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Central American countries. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has participated in the creation of a pioneering fund to provide microfinance loans for climate change adaptation to small farmers in Latin America.
2021-11-08

IDB and Telefónica Launch Initiative to Connect Entrepreneurs and Corporations

November 07, 2021
Institutional partnership between the two organizations will promote inclusive digital transformation in different areas CIV-LAC is a platform that will help scale up nearly 600 startups through open innovation processes with large and medium-sized companies from Spain and Latin America  MADRID – Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Telefónica Chief Executive Officer José María Álvarez-Pallete met today to strengthen the institutional alliance maintained by both organizations and to continue promoting inclusive dig
2021-11-08