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

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

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 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

Brazil to Boost Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation in State of Pará with IDB Support

December 06, 2021
More than 407,000 households will benefit from new or improved connections to drinking water and sanitation services thanks to a $100 million loan from the IDB The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $100 million loan to finance drinking water, sanitation, and wastewater treatment projects in the metropolitan area of ​​Belém, in the state of Pará, Brazil. The loan is part of the Pará Sanitation Development Project (PRODESAN), which will have a $25 million contribution from the state of Pará, for a total of $125 million.
2021-12-07

Brazil’s Manaus to Improve Drinking Water and Sanitation Coverage with IDB Support

December 03, 2021
Nearly 35,000 people will see their environmental, climatic vulnerability, and sanitation conditions improved in Manaus, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, thanks to an $80 million loan from the IDB The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved an $80 million loan to finance drinking water, sanitary, and storm sewer projects in the urban area of ​​Manaus, located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. The operation will also fund initiatives in the areas of family resettlement, urbanization, roads, digital transformation, and gender and diversity inclusion.  
2021-12-02

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 Group holds forum on sustainable recovery in advance of UN conferences

June 23, 2021
Media Advisory • "One Region, One Commitment"virtual summit will bring together officials from the region to showcase progress in climate and biodiversity policies on the road to COP15 and COP26 • Innovative financial projects and mechanisms that are driving transformations towards net-zero-emission and resilient economies to be presented The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold the One Region, One Commitment
2021-06-23

Honduras to improve drinking water and sanitation services with support from IDB

June 11, 2021
Nearly 31,000 households in rural areas and towns of up to 30,000 inhabitants will gain access to water and sanitation services with a US$45 million loan approved by the IDB. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$45 million loan to finance the Potable Water and Sanitation Program in Honduras, which will benefit nearly 31,000 households in rural areas and towns of up to 30,000 inhabitants by providing them with new and improved access to these basic services.
2021-06-11