Panama to Host Latin America’s Top Public-Private Partnerships Forum, PPP Americas

May 18, 2022
The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that Panama City will host the 11th regional forum in 2023. The announcement followed a bilateral meeting between the president of the IDB, Mauricio Claver-Carone, and the president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, to discuss joint efforts to accelerate Panama's development and explore opportunities to enhance Panama's leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2022-05-18

IDB Lab Launches Call to Manage Chemicals and Hazardous Waste in the Caribbean

April 19, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, convened the BlueTech for Waste Challenge, an initiative to find innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in twelve countries in the Caribbean. This call is made in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through its Global ISLANDS program, in order to protect human health and the environment and address the climate vulnerabilities of the region.
2022-04-19

IDB Lab Investment Seeks to Digitize Small Businesses in Brazilian Favelas

April 06, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will invest $1.5 million in Brazilian startup, Dolado, to promote the digitalization of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) operating in Brazil’s favelas. This capital will allow for the development of a platform that provides small merchants with access to credit and supply chains, as well as management tools that are custom-tailored for their specificities.
2022-04-06

IDB Lab and WeXchange Launch New Call to STEM Women Entrepreneurs

March 21, 2022
The initiative, aimed at fast-growing women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be open until April 8. Those selected will have access to investors and to training at a bootcamp organized by Google.
2022-03-21

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 Invites Women Entrepreneurs to Lead LAC's Economic Recovery, host WeXchange Forum

November 30, 2021
The forum will be the first of its kind, LAC Women Founders Accelerator program, to highlight Women entrepreneurs and was developed by IDB Lab, WeXchange and Google, with the collaboration of the Mexican entrepreneurship hub, Centraal.
2021-11-30