Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic are Recovering, but Face Challenges

March 14, 2022
According to the latest IDB Group report, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic have already recovered pre-pandemic economic activity levels. During 2021 the IDB Group approved $3.38 billion in financing to support the productive sector, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, employment, value chains, and digitalization.  
2022-03-14

IDB, UNHCR Join Efforts to Address Forced Displacement Crisis in Latin America & Caribbean

December 03, 2021
Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President, Mauricio Claver-Carone and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to address the development challenges and opportunities generated by rising forced displacement across Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-12-03

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

Netflix Joins IDB to Promote Skills-Learning and Growth of Region’s Entertainment Industry

August 18, 2021
Streaming entertainment service partners with Bank to promote the development of 21st century skills, including in the digital and creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging its expertise to help address skills shortages in the region’s entertainment industry and to develop new opportunities to improve education and in
2021-08-18

IDB, JP Morgan and HundrED Spotlight the Top 15 Innovations Fostering 21st Century Skills

June 28, 2021
Findings from the Spotlight Report on 21st Century Skills in Latin America and the Caribbean released highlighting innovations all of whom feature citizenship education and social and emotional learning programs. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), J.P.
2021-06-28

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

IDB Lab will strengthen Jamaican youth competencies

April 06, 2021
Some 1,200 unemployed and underemployed youth between the ages of 17 and 34, are set to benefit from a special IDB Lab programme aimed at strengthening economic opportunities and enhancement of their digital, business, and interpersonal skills. Youth will also access job opportunities through highly practical project-based learning and employability skills enabling them to function as independent workers and social entrepreneurs.
2021-04-06

IDB and IDB Invest Gain Board Support on Vision 2025 and Path Toward Capitalization

March 21, 2021
IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone details “Vision 2025,” as Bank’s agenda focuses on recovery and sustainable growth for region at first Annual Meeting in two years.  Board of Governors approves resolution on recapitalization discussions, supports “Vision 2025.” BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank's Board of Governors approved a resolution authorizing the analytic work required to consider a potential capital increase, and overwhelmingly supported the IDB’s “
2021-03-21

IDB announces Build Forward initiative to advance technology and resilience in Caribbean

February 25, 2021
Effort includes multi-donor facility expected to mobilize $1.5 billion The Caribbean Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank backed Build Forward, a $3.5 billion multi-year program to help Caribbean countries sustainably recover while making technological leaps that will bring about a transformational future.
2021-02-25

IDB supports program to develop the skills of the 21st century of the Colombian youth

December 10, 2020
A $50 million project will finance a program for Colombian adolescents and youth to develop the necessary skills to formulate and promote their life projects and become agents of social and economic change. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a project for $50 million that will be destined to support Colombian adolescents and young people in developing the 21st century skills.
2020-12-10