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.
IDB Launches its First Virtual Art Exhibition
May 18, 2021
“Legacy” highlights the cultural richness and diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean through the works of 17 established and emergent artists. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is launching Legacy: Recent Acquisitions of the IDB Art Collection, its first entirely virtual exhibition, which focuses on climate change and sustainability, gender equality, and economic recovery.
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 “
IDB announces 12 shortlisted proposals of the Orange Innovation challenge
December 05, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the 12 shortlisted proposals of the first edition of the Challenge: Orange Innovation, which seeks to recognize innovative business models that are using cutting-edge technologies for specific sectors of the Orange Economy.
FOROMIC launches in the Dominican Republic, seeks to reinvent inclusion
October 31, 2019
The event was attended by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno. Dominican Republic – FOROMIC, the main event on innovation for the inclusion of Latin America and the Caribbean, has just started in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with the slogan “Reinventing Inclusion”. The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Finance, Donald Guerrero and the President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno.
From plastic waste to art: New Exhibit urges to address environmental problems
October 02, 2019
The new exhibition titled “Single-Use Planet” features eco-activist artists from across Latin America and the Caribbean at the IDB. Free registration here.
IDB Group launches Open Innovation Challenge to reduce plastic use
September 26, 2019
Washington, D.C. — The Inter-American Development Bank Group together with MIT Solve launch an Open Innovation Challenge that seeks to find the most innovative solutions that substantially reduce or eliminate single-use plastic and plastic waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Rethink Plastics Challenge offers the selected solutions prizes totaling 60,000 USD.
WeXchange 2019 Pitch Competition is now open for women entrepreneurs
June 25, 2019
The Pitch Competition, open to high-growth women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, is organized by IDB Lab and Angel Ventures. The deadline for application is July 31.
The IDB honors Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio
May 21, 2019
The ambassador of Peruvian cuisine will deliver the Cátedra Enrique Iglesias of Culture and Development on May 21, 2019. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today that the chef Gastón Acurio was recognized with the Cátedra Enrique V. Iglesias of Culture and Development. This award was created by the organization to distinguish those who have excelled in their work of promoting the progress of Latin America and the Caribbean through the arts and culture.
IDB launches Superheroes of Development contest to recognize executing agencies
March 04, 2019
In its second edition, the call for proposals will be open from March 4th to May 17th, 2019. The Superheroes of Development Award will recognize executing agencies of IDB-financed projects that have successfully addressed challenges during its implementation. The contest will identify eight finalists from across Latin America and the Caribbean who will travel to IDB’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present their solutions.