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

Finalists from WeXchange’s Call for Proposals Pitch their Companies to Investors

May 16, 2022
IDB Lab’s WeXchange platform focuses on the growth of female STEM entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean
2022-05-18

Ecuador to promote sustainable and inclusive employment with IDB support

April 27, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $250 million loan to support economic recovery in Ecuador, focusing on strengthening the social protection system, female employment, and labor sectors linked to environmental objectives, also called "green jobs." Supporting the equal integration of women in the economy is one of the operation's priorities. The project will implement an Action Plan to increase female labor participation, reduce the salary gap, and promote female leadership in the country.
2022-04-27

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

Canada to Support IDB Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative

March 29, 2022
The Government of Canada will provide a CAD$1 million (US$798,000) in international assistance funding to the Gender and Diversity Lab (GDLab), the Inter-American Development Bank Group initiative dedicated to high-impact research to support a more inclusive and equitable society in Latin America and the Caribbean. Launched in May of 2021, GDLab promotes, leads and finances high-impact research to advance equality for gender and vulnerable populations.
2022-03-29

2022 Annual Meeting Inaugural Session Will Be Streamed Live on Monday, March 28

March 22, 2022
Registration is open to members of the media until March 25 The inaugural session of the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest Annual Meeting will be transmitted live on Monday, March 28 at 8:30 a.m. EDT (Washington D.C.).
2022-03-22

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

New Report Shows How Artificial Intelligence Affects Women’s Working Lives

March 15, 2022
A report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), OECD, and UNESCO studies the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) systems on women’s work opportunities. The study reveals that AI systems can have a gendered effect on labor, care, and domestic employment. Moreover, AI can promote stereotypes about women that impact opportunities to reskill and upskill as well as pathways to STEM-related careers.
2022-03-15