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

Peru to improve storm drainage in two cities with IDB support

January 19, 2022
Peru will improve and enhance the storm drainage service provided to more than 30,000 homes in the districts of Puerto Maldonado and El Triunfo with help from a $74 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The government of Peru will assign an additional $29.3 million, taking total investment in the project to $103.3 million.
2022-01-19

IDB and partners organize Second Summit on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

November 15, 2021
The IDB, FAO, UNEP and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina are organizing the 2nd Food Loss and Waste Reduction Summit for Latin America and the Caribbean, searching for a solution to this challenge. In Latin America and the Caribbean, one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost and wasted annually. In the first stages of the supply chain, between production and processing, 220 million tons of food are lost. Much more is lost at the marketing and consumption stages.
2021-11-15

Haiti will invest in productive infrastructure with IDB’s support

November 04, 2021
The IDB approved $65 million of non-reimbursable financing for the expansion of the Caracol Industrial Park (CIP), in the north of the country The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved $65 million of non-reimbursable financing to contribute to the sustainable economic development of northern Haiti by promoting the necessary conditions for the establishment and expansion of companies in the Caracol Industrial Park (CIP), in the north of the country.
2021-11-04

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 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 Launches Infrastructure Data Observatories

September 24, 2020
The energy, transport, and water and sanitation observatories will increase the availability of reliable data in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch three data observatories to plan infrastructure investments and speed up development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The observatories, jointly developed with other international partners, will provide access to reliable and up-to-date data in the water and sanitation, energy, and transportation sectors.
2020-09-24

Three Latin American Startups Win Rethink Plastics Challenge by MIT Solve and IDB Group

September 22, 2020
Atando Cabos, a Chilean startup, won this challenge aimed at reducing plastic waste and single-use plastics and received US$30,000 to scale its solution. Algramo (Chile) and Eco Panplas (Brazil) were finalists. The Rethink Plastics Challenge, powered by MIT Solve and the IDB Group awarded 3 Latin American startups with US $60,000 in cash prizes to scale up their solutions.
2020-09-23

World Water Week 2020: the IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean

August 25, 2020
The IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean at the most important global meeting of the water and sanitation sector, with a call to mitigate the effects of change climate The World Water Week, sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the most important global meeting of the year for the water and sanitation sector, began with a call to take concrete and decisive actions to mitigate the effects of climate change and its consequences on the availability of water resources for the present and the future.
2020-08-25

IDB and Fundación FEMSA bestow water, sanitation and solid waste innovation awards

June 27, 2020
The three winners of the 2020 IDB-FEMSA Award to innovation in water, sanitation and solid waste will receive up to US $10,000 The Inter-American Development Bank and the FEMSA Foundation announced the launching of the 2020 IDB-FEMSA Awards, which since 2009 recognize the most innovative solutions in the water, sanitation and solid waste management sectors.
2020-06-29