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 Approves Loan to Support Education in Paraná, Brazil

November 18, 2021
The $ 90.56 million loan seeks to increase the rate of students completing high school. 
2021-11-18

IDB approves $15 million in Panama to Improve Early Childhood Education

November 17, 2021
The program seeks to improve the efficiency, quality, and inclusiveness of the education sector.
2021-11-17

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

IDB Lab and Microsoft Launch Event Focused on Innovative Entrepreneurship

October 12, 2021
The first edition of IDB Lab Forum will be held from October 26 to 28 with the objective to promote innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Inter-American Development Bank, through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in collaboration with IDB Invest, launch IDB Lab Forum, a high-level, global event with regional reach that puts innovative entrepreneurship at the center, highlighting how technology, digital solutions and new business models are improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-10-12

IDB approves $40 million to support educational transformation in Uruguay

September 15, 2021
Uruguay will improve access and quality of education with the support of a US$40 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2021-09-15

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

IDB, JP Morgan and HundrED Spotlight the Top 15 Innovations Fostering 21st Century Skills

June 28, 2021
Findings from the Spotlight Report on 21st Century Skills in Latin America and the Caribbean released highlighting innovations all of whom feature citizenship education and social and emotional learning programs. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), J.P.
2021-06-28

Haiti will improve basic education outcomes with IDB support

June 09, 2021
Project of US$50 million approved to support the implementation of the Education Sector Plan pillars; access, quality and governance, and teaching and learning improvements in basic education in Haiti. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$50 million grant to support the improvement of basic education in Haiti. The Project will support the government in implementing the key areas of the new Education Sector Plan 2020 – 2030 (PDEF).
2021-06-09