More Trust will Power a Stronger Recovery in Latin America and Caribbean: IDB Report

January 13, 2022
Lack of trust shown to undermine firm growth and innovation. Report calls for key reforms to promote trust and boost post-COVID recovery. Dealing with power and information asymmetries needed to improve trust.  Increasing trust is key to a more dynamic business sector and economic reforms needed for a stronger post-COVID recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new flagship report by the Inter-American Development Bank.
2022-01-13

France, IDB Promote the Conservation and Restoration of Tropical Forests in Latin America

December 27, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and France are pleased to announce the financing of new projects that will provide benefits for livelihoods, economic recovery, and the conservation, preservation and restoration of tropical forests in Latin America as part of France's participation in the Alliance for the conservation of rainforests. 
2021-12-22

France, IDB Promote the Conservation and Restoration of Tropical Forests in Latin America

December 27, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and France are pleased to announce the financing of new projects that will provide benefits for livelihoods, economic recovery, and the conservation, preservation and restoration of tropical forests in Latin America as part of France's participation in the Alliance for the conservation of rainforests. 
2021-12-22

Brazil to Boost Agricultural Sector Sustainability with IDB Support

December 07, 2021
IDB APPROVES CONDITIONAL CREDIT LINE OF UP TO $1.2 BILLION TO SPUR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND RESILIENCE NORTHEAST REGION IS FIRST TO BENEFIT FROM PROGRAM WITH $230 MILLION LOAN The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a credit line of up to $1.2 billion to help improve productivity and resilience in Brazil’s agricultural sector and boost revenues and access to basic services in rural areas.
2021-12-08

IDB Lab Participates in a Pioneering Fund to Help Finance Climate Change Adaptation

November 08, 2021
The first regional microfinance loan fund for climate change adaptation will go to rural areas of Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Central American countries. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has participated in the creation of a pioneering fund to provide microfinance loans for climate change adaptation to small farmers in Latin America.
2021-11-08

IDB Leads Multilateral Development Banks to Boost Nature-Based Investments

November 02, 2021
International institutions sign an IDB-led joint statement at COP26 and announce plan to mainstream nature into policies, analysis, and investments Glasgow - Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) led by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) pledged today to mainstream nature across their policies and to significantly boost nature finance for member countries.
2021-11-02

IDB Launches Plan of Action to Fully Align Operations with Paris Agreement by 2023

November 01, 2021
Alignment will help 26 borrowing member countries meet their own commitments to combat climate change  Glasgow – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced that its loans and projects will be fully aligned with the Paris climate agreement by 2023.
2021-11-01

IDB Lab Partners with Circulate Capital to Combat Ocean-Bound Plastics

October 25, 2021
The innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, IDB Lab, announces a USD$4 million investment commitment, along with an additional technical cooperation grant of $500,000, to support innovative solutions to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste ending up in the oceans and waterways of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
2021-10-25

IDB Group holds forum on sustainable recovery in advance of UN conferences

June 23, 2021
Media Advisory • "One Region, One Commitment"virtual summit will bring together officials from the region to showcase progress in climate and biodiversity policies on the road to COP15 and COP26 • Innovative financial projects and mechanisms that are driving transformations towards net-zero-emission and resilient economies to be presented The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold the One Region, One Commitment
2021-06-23

Guatemala will contribute to mitigate climate change with efficient use of firewood

June 04, 2021
The program, financed by an IDB grant, will benefit 225,000 homes in rural and indigenous communities throughout the country. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved US$12.98 million in nonreimbursable financing to help Guatemala lessen greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector through reductions in consumption and efficient use of firewood. 
2021-06-04