Spain makes contribution to IDB’s migration initiative

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 16:02
Event on migration analyzes impact on Latin America MADRID - Spain has made a $5 million contribution to help the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) tackle urgent development challenges posed by the rise of transborder migrations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contribution was announced at the conference Migration and Cities: The Road to Inclusive Integration held March 20, 2019 in Madrid.

Millennials have potential that Latin America and Caribbean must not squander, says study

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 15:39
Young people in Latin America and the Caribbean have weak cognitive skills but their socio-emotional abilities are strong, according to the study “Millennials in Latin America and the Caribbean: to work or to study?” The report, which is the result of research drawing on more than 15,000 people in nine countries, also found a high level of optimism and aspiration in this new generation of workers. Young people in Latin America and the Caribbean have great potential but it could end u

Pilot program uses blockchain to improve youth employment in Costa Rica

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 17:53
The Innovation Lab of the IDB Group (MIF), the Monge Foundation, and BanQu, a for-purpose blockchain as-a-service company, have joined forces to launch a pilot program aimed at improving Costa Rican youth employment outcomes.  This new pilot seeks to provide Costa Rican youth with secure and immutable records of certificate completion from school, internships, and employment using blockchain technology.

Suriname to improve health services’ delivery with IDB support

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:45
$20 million loan will help Suriname’s health sector to deal with challenges posed by non-communicable and communicable diseases The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a $20 million loan which will improve access to high-quality, well-integrated primary care services as well as enhance the effectiveness of Suriname’s health sector to address priority epidemiological challenges throughout the country.

IDB announces Winners of Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Awards

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:02
Almost six hundred applications for the prestigious award were received from 25 IDB member countries The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced that four institutions from Paraguay, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Chile won the Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions made by nongovernmental organizations to Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB report underscores social benefits of sports for development but warns against program design flaws

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 09:23
Latin American and Caribbean region lags in sports spending, activity levels Latin American and Caribbean region could get a development boost from sports activities that improve the region’s social and health benefits, provided the programs are properly designed and monitored, according to a report by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Jamaica to strengthen efforts to combat violent crime with help from the IDB

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 19:00
US$20 million loan will train the Jamaica Constabulary Force to improve its handling and processing of murder investigations The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$20 million loan to support the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to measurably increase the conviction rate for murders and other violent crimes. This project aims to help reduce homicides through intensified crime prevention activities as well as to improve the quality and rate of criminal investigations being managed by the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

IDB, Government and private sector discuss ways to ensure Belize’s sustainable development

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 20:43
Belize City, Belize– Top executives from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) visited Belize this week to discuss with key government officials and representatives of the private sector ways of deepening their partnership and cooperation to ensure the country’s sustainable development.

NEO Initiative improves job opportunities for 150,000 youth in Latin American and the Caribbean

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 03:00
Today the leaders and partners of New Employment Opportunities (NEO) hosted a dialogue to explore sustainable, large-scale solutions to the challenge of youth employment in Washington, D.C. Notable speakers and panelists included Brigit Helms, General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF); William S. Reese, President & CEO, International Youth Foundation (IYF); and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft.

Inter-American Development Bank launches call for proposals for Improving Lives Grant in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:00
The deadline for proposals is April 27 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a call for proposals in an effort to identify 10 of the most inspiring and creative initiatives that address the challenges of the Latin American and Caribbean communities located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Improving Lives grant competition, organized by the IDB’s program of community relations, offers 10 grants of up to US$25,000.00 each to non-profit organizations that are implementing these initiatives.