IDB Introduces Platform to Improve Security of Cities in Latin America

March 03, 2022
BOGOTA, Colombia  ̶  During the XII Citizen Security Week, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) introduced the Safe Cities platform, a platform that provides tools to improve citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Institutional Strengthening, Gender, and Digitalization: Keys to Citizen Security

February 28, 2022
BOGOTA, Colombia – Institutional strengthening, gender equity policies, adoption of new technologies, and increased digitization, aligned with capacity building, are key factors for the police modernization and transformation processes implemented by countries in the region.

Israel Commits to IDB Cybersecurity Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 24, 2022
This $2 million grant by Israel will establish a new IDB led cybersecurity initiative in the region Israeli former Cyber Director General Yigal Unna met with IDB President Claver-Carone in 2021 to explore opportunities to expand Israel’s support for LAC’s cybersecurity transformation which began in 2016. The Government of Israel, through its Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the National Cyber Directorate (INCD) have joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to establish a new cybersecurity initiative.

Colombia to Host XII Week of Citizen Security and Justice

February 21, 2022
President of Colombia, Iván Duque, will participate in the event inauguration on February 28 at 8:00 a.m.

Brazil to Invest in Smart Public Security Program with Support From IDB

November 16, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $150 million loan to fund 

Colombia to boost digital transformation of justice with IDB support

June 09, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a credit line of up to $500 million to support the digital transformation of Colombia’s justice system, promoting an integrated approach and a medium- and long-term vision to improve judicial service delivery.

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 “

The State of Ceará will invest in prevention and violence reduction with IDB support

March 16, 2021
An IDB loan for $52.1 million will benefit more than 100,000 young people, vulnerable groups and citizens of ten municipalities of the Brazilian State  The State of Ceará in Brazil seeks to contribute to the reduction of violent crimes and prevention for young people and vulnerable groups in the state with a $52.1 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

Ecuador to strengthen access to justice and rehabilitation with IDB support

January 21, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $45 million loan to support Ecuador strengthen its institutional capacity to guarantee the constitutional right to comprehensive rehabilitation and protection of adult persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and juvenile offenders.

IDB study highlights ways to reduce prison population in the Caribbean

December 11, 2020
A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study highlights ways to increase public safety in the Caribbean by focusing on reducing pre-trial detentions and expanding rehabilitation and reintegration programs for incarcerated persons.