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

Startups and Investors from Latin America and the Caribbean Gathered at IDB Lab Forum

October 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank Group’s flagship event ended after three days of panels on innovative entrepreneurship and its role in the region’s post-pandemic recovery. Innovative entrepreneurship and the role of digital solutions, new technologies, and business models to speed up an inclusive, green, and resilient recovery of the region were the three pillars of the first edition of IDB Lab Forum.
2021-10-28

IDB Lab and Microsoft Launch Event Focused on Innovative Entrepreneurship

October 12, 2021
The first edition of IDB Lab Forum will be held from October 26 to 28 with the objective to promote innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Inter-American Development Bank, through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in collaboration with IDB Invest, launch IDB Lab Forum, a high-level, global event with regional reach that puts innovative entrepreneurship at the center, highlighting how technology, digital solutions and new business models are improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-10-12

New program seeks to improve the financial resilience of entrepreneurs and workers

May 17, 2021
The two-year program in Latin America will use behavioral science to help build resilient futures as economies continue to recover. The impact of in-app modifications and notifications on profits, savings, and use of insurance products, considered as the three paths toward financial resilience for small businesses and gig workers, will be studied within digital platforms. If you’ve been thinking more and more about saving money during the past year, you're not alone.
2021-05-17

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 and partners launch program to empower women in trade and global value chains

March 18, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with private-sector leaders, today launched "Women Growing Together in the Americas", a program to encourage women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean to integrate their businesses into foreign trade and regional value chains.
2021-03-18

IDB and Google Partner to Strengthen Small Businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 17, 2021
Google invests $8 million to be administered by IDB Lab to ensure the continuity of microfinance institutions in the region The current COVID-19 crisis poses an unprecedented challenge to the continuity of microfinance institutions (MFIs), especially small- and medium-sized ones, in a context where financial services are needed more than ever for small businesses.
2021-02-17

IDB, PepsiCo, and PepsiCo Foundation Expand Partnership to Foster Growth

January 12, 2021
The partnership includes IDB Lab, the IDB’s innovation laboratory, and has been extended through 2026 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), its innovation-focused IDB Lab, PepsiCo, and the PepsiCo Foundation signed today a new memorandum of understanding extending their public-private partnership until 2026 to carry out programs that will drive social and economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-01-12

IDB unveils roadmap for sustainable, inclusive development in the Dominican Republic

November 18, 2020
The IDB presents the report BIDeconomics Dominican Republic: Opportunities for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Development The report identifies three fundamental challenges for the country: human capital, institutional capacity and productive transformation.  The Dominican Republic is at a turning point in terms of economic and social development.
2020-11-18

Digital Infrastructure Investments Begin to Bear Fruit

November 16, 2020
Peru and Colombia lead the Global Microscope on financial inclusion in a year marked by a major healthcare crisis The countries whose financial sectors have invested in digital financial infrastructure were able to reach out faster to their most needed communities during the pandemic, according to the Global Microscope 2020 on financial inclusion performance.
2020-11-16