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.
New Canadian Program to Promote Adoption of Nature-Based Solutions
March 19, 2023
PANAMA CITY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Canada have partnered to encourage the adoption of nature-based solutions (NBS) in Latin America and the Caribbean through a new CAD$5 million program funded by the government of Canada.
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 and IDB Invest Study Highlights Opportunities for the Circular Economy in Colombia
December 15, 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean’s financial systems must look at the circular economy not just as a product but also as a systemic approach, to take advantage of its full potential, according to the latest study Financing the Circular Economy: The Colombian Experience, published by the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest, in collaboration with Bancolombia, Banco de Bogotá and Bancóldex.
Uruguay to Accelerate Transition to Low-Carbon Energy with IDB Support
November 30, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $150 million conditional credit line to help Uruguay meet the targets of its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement.
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.
COP27: Brazil Promotes Sustainable Production Chains in Amazon with IDB Support
November 18, 2022
At 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Brazil inaugurated the second phase of the Sustainable Rural Project – Amazon (PRS Amazon) to promote low-carbon agriculture in the biome.
IDB, Green Climate Fund Endorse Program to Promote E-Mobility in Latin America, Caribbean
November 10, 2022
The IDB endorsed a partnership with the Green Climate Fund to create the first regional program to promote electric mobility and green hydrogen.
IDB and Switzerland Boost Sustainable Development in the Amazon
November 10, 2022
$8 million pledge from Switzerland will support the IDB’s Amazon Initiative The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the government of Switzerland today announced a partnership to stimulate sustainable and inclusive development in the Amazon region through the IDB’s Amazon Initiative.
IDB Lab Announces Results of the BlueTech for Waste Challenge
October 27, 2022
The Innovation Lab of the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Lab, announces the six proposals selected in the BlueTech for Waste Challenge that will contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago.