IDB Signs Important Agreements with Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Uruguay at Annual Meeting

March 21, 2023
The presence of Governors and international partners enabled the signing of 13 credit contracts and other agreements within the meeting’s framework.

IDB and Croatia to Promote Education and Digital Transformation

March 19, 2023
Both parties will collaborate to develop the region's life skills and digital transformation. PANAMA CITY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Croatian Ministry of Finance signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on projects that reduce inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB Centers Support on Social Development, Climate Impact and Sustainable Growth in Central America and Dominican Republic

February 21, 2023
SAN PEDRO, Belize – The Governors of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) member countries in Central America and the Dominican Republic have gathered in Belize on February 20 and 21 for their 36th annual meeting.

IDB Approves $100 Million Loan to Improve Secondary Education in Guatemala

February 15, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $100 million loan that will allow more young Guatemalans to complete a high-quality secondary education and bolster the country’s human capital. The initiative will benefit approximately 231,000 students ages 12 to 20 by expanding and enhancing existing school infrastructure, providing access to new digital technologies, and training teachers, and boosting their professionalism. The program will focus on rural and marginalized urban areas with low secondary school coverage.

Agribusiness, Construction and Tourism Could Drive Central America’s Economy in 2023

February 12, 2023
A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study points to agribusiness, construction and tourism as the industries with the greatest potential to generate jobs and growth in Central America, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic. The study found that higher production in these industries could galvanize the regional economy in 2023 for two reasons: the large volume of inputs they require from all other industries, and their economic clout, since they account for 22% of the region’s output.

Honduras to Strengthen Its Social Protection System with IDB Support

December 01, 2022
This program hopes to benefit 50,000 households in extreme poverty that will receive conditional cash transfers. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $75.9 million loan to improve living conditions in households in the areas of Honduras with the highest rates of extreme poverty, and to cultivate human capital and self-management capacity in those households.

Uruguay will Strengthen the STEM Skills of Its Students with Support from the IDB

December 01, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $30 million loan for Uruguay that will support Ceibal's work to reduce gender and socioeconomic gaps in skills related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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 Study Identifies High-Performing Programs for Digitalizing Public Services

November 09, 2022
A new study identifies high-performing programs that governments in Latin America and the Caribbean can leverage to digitalize public services with a staggering return on investment.

IDB and Education Above All Foundation Support 12,000 Out-of-School Children in Haiti

July 19, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Education Above All (EAA), working through its Educate a Child (EAC) program, signed an agreement to formalize joint efforts to support and improve access to quality basic education in Haiti. The partners are specifically targeting out-of-school children and at-risk students.