Ilan Goldfajn Elected IDB President

November 20, 2022
(Updated to add the starting date) Ilan Goldfajn was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today during a Special Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors. The meeting was held at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., with delegations attending virtually and in person. Nominated by Brazil, Goldfajn will take office for a five-year term on December 19, 2022.  

COP27: Brazil Promotes Sustainable Production Chains in Amazon with IDB Support

November 18, 2022
At 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Brazil inaugurated the second phase of the Sustainable Rural Project – Amazon (PRS Amazon) to promote low-carbon agriculture in the biome.

Argentina to Protect Agro-Food and Marine Resources, with IDB Support

November 15, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $125 million loan to help Argentina strengthen its agricultural health services and enhance the sustainability of its marine resources. The program aims to bolster pest control to safeguard the country’s zoo-sanitary and phytosanitary assets, expand the diagnostic capacity of plant and animal health laboratories, and support research on the resources in the country’s oceans.

Haiti to Boost Food Security of Vulnerable Groups with IDB Support

November 11, 2022
The IBD approved $60 million grant to improve food security, enhance the medium- and long-term resilience of vulnerable populations in Haiti.

Green Hiring and Skills on the Rise, IDB and LinkedIn’s Report Says

October 27, 2022
Despite recent growth, Latin American labor markets are still behind in the global green transition trend, report warns This trend will generate more than 15 million new jobs. Agriculture is the sector with the highest green skills penetration, and environmental services is the region’s fastest growing green skill. The second joint report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) a

El Salvador to Upgrade Rural Roads with IDB Loan

October 26, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $100 million loan to enhance rural road connectivity and quality in El Salvador. By upgrading its unpaved roads, the Central American country will boost productivity, competitiveness, and access to public services.

IDB to Help Bolivia Upgrade its Airport Infrastructure

October 14, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $60,200,000 loan to modernize its Joya Andina and Capitán Oriel Lea Plaza airports in Uyuni and Tarija, integrating regions, enhancing connectivity, and boosting tourism in Bolivia.

IDB Approves $15 Million Loan to Spur Sustainable Farming and Tourism in Belize

September 15, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $15 million loan and up to $800,000 in grant funding for the Sustainable and Inclusive Belize project, which seeks to bolster revenue from agriculture and tourism, two of the most essential pillars of Belize’s economy.

IDB and UPU Unite to Modernize Postal Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) signed an agreement to modernize and transform postal services in Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to promote regional integration and trade, strengthen value chains and foster the digital economy.

Uruguay to Enhance Digitalization of Agriculture with IDB Support

August 03, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $6.5 million loan to make Uruguay’s agricultural industry more competitive by digitalizing more services and activities offered by the country’s Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries.