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 Report: Digital Transformation of Healthcare Systems Saves Lives, Lowers Costs

April 07, 2022
New study shares evidence, practices, and concrete recommendations on the digital transformation of healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean.  
2022-04-07

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

IDB Approved $85 Million Package of Investment Loans for Suriname

February 21, 2022
$85 million support package comprises three investment loans for critical sectors Projects will address key social challenges and aim to directly improve citizens’ quality of life The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved an $85 million package of investment loans to support Suriname’s efforts to address pandemic-era macroeconomic challenges.
2022-02-22

IDB Approves Additional $1.8 Billion for Sustainable Development, Integration in LAC

December 08, 2021
Resources approved this week will promote sustainability and inclusion policies and programs in Barbados, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, as well as economic integration among the River Plate Basin countries. More than 70% of approved resources, or $1.3 billion, were assigned to Brazil. The IDB will release its total 2021 loan and operations amounts by December 17. The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved five operations this week, to
2021-12-08

Dominican Republic will assist vulnerable populations with IDB support

December 06, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved financing of $100 million to improve the living conditions of vulnerable populations in the country The operation will support the generation of opportunities for the employment of beneficiaries of the Supérate Program in the care sector The program approved by the IDB focuses on improving the social protection network, by introducing innovations in the Unique System of Beneficiaries to identify users and support families through condit
2021-12-08

IDB approves $30 million to support vulnerable populations in Suriname

November 30, 2021
The loan will benefit 130,548 people through periodic transfers  The operation seeks to reinforce the efficiency and transparency of Suriname's social protection network  Suriname’s difficult macroeconomic conditions, along with the pandemic, has a severe impact on the country’s population, especially the most vulnerable, An IDB survey in April 2020 indicated that 47,6% of families in Suriname have lost income due to business closures and job losses.
2021-11-30

IDB supports Colombia to integrate Venezuelan migrants socially and economically

November 16, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million loan for the social and economic inclusion of the Venezuelan migrant population in Colombia. The operation also includes a non-refundable $17,589,000 leveraged by the Bank through the Global Financing Mechanism (GCFF). 
2021-11-16

The IDB approves US$500 million to support vulnerable populations in Bolivia

October 21, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$500 million loan for Bolivia that seeks to support the Government's efforts to assist the most vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, through the delivery of cash transfers.
2021-10-21

IDB and International Organizations Promote Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence

September 16, 2021
The IDB, along with seven international organizations joined forces to launch a new portal promoting global cooperation on artificial intelligence (AI). The portal is a one-stop shop for data, research findings and good practices in AI policy. The objective of the portal is to help policymakers and the wider public navigate the international AI governance landscape. It provides access to the necessary tools and information, such as projects, research, and reports to promote trustworthy and responsible AI that is aligned with human rights at the global, national, and local level.
2021-09-15