IDB Lab Invests in STEM Guyana ‘Learning Pods’ to Reach 1,000 Children

February 28, 2022
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – IDB Lab, the innovative laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is providing financial support to STEM Guyana Inc. to help 1,000 children across 40 communities in all ten regions of Guyana. 
2022-03-01

Finland Contributes €300,000 to Promote Digitalization and Education in the Caribbean

February 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finland expanded their cooperation in the education space through a €300,000 contribution. The funding will support teacher training on digital education and distance learning pedagogies in the Caribbean. Finland’s support is provided through its Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is delivered to programming in Guyana, Jamaica, and Suriname. The initiative is part of a regional teacher training program also including Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
2022-02-23

IDB Approved $85 Million Package of Investment Loans for Suriname

February 21, 2022
$85 million support package comprises three investment loans for critical sectors Projects will address key social challenges and aim to directly improve citizens’ quality of life The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved an $85 million package of investment loans to support Suriname’s efforts to address pandemic-era macroeconomic challenges.
2022-02-22

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