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

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 approves $300 million to support vulnerable populations in Guatemala

February 16, 2022
The program supports policy measures to improve the quality of social spending, particularly the targeting, governance, and transparency of social protection programs and the comprehensive improvement of the timeliness and quality of managed prenatal, childbirth, and newborn care. The measures promoted with this operation reinforce the commitment to the inclusion of indigenous populations and the implementation of health services with cultural relevance. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million policy support operati
2022-02-16

The IDB launches new Environmental and Social Policy Framework

December 14, 2021
The IDB has launched a new Environmental and Social Policy Framework (ESPF) as part of its commitment to help achieve sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
2021-12-14

IDB, IDB Invest and University of the West Indies Sign Landmark Agreement

December 09, 2021
​​​​​Latin America and Caribbean’s leading development bank and one of its top universities to pursue joint research, initiatives, and exchange to help drive economic and social recovery and growth in region. Innovation; digital transformation and inclusion; climate action and resilience are priority areas for expanded collaboration. New phase of cooperation aims to establish UWI as a key academic partner f
2021-12-09

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 approves $15 million in Panama to Improve Early Childhood Education

November 17, 2021
The program seeks to improve the efficiency, quality, and inclusiveness of the education sector.
2021-11-17

IDB and Telefónica Launch Initiative to Connect Entrepreneurs and Corporations

November 07, 2021
Institutional partnership between the two organizations will promote inclusive digital transformation in different areas CIV-LAC is a platform that will help scale up nearly 600 startups through open innovation processes with large and medium-sized companies from Spain and Latin America  MADRID – Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Telefónica Chief Executive Officer José María Álvarez-Pallete met today to strengthen the institutional alliance maintained by both organizations and to continue promoting inclusive dig
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