Panama to Host Latin America’s Top Public-Private Partnerships Forum, PPP Americas

May 18, 2022
The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that Panama City will host the 11th regional forum in 2023. The announcement followed a bilateral meeting between the president of the IDB, Mauricio Claver-Carone, and the president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, to discuss joint efforts to accelerate Panama's development and explore opportunities to enhance Panama's leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2022-05-18

IDB Opens New Dominican Republic Office with Highest Environmental Certification

April 27, 2022
IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone, Dominican Republic Vice President Raquel Peña and First Lady Raquel Arbaje inaugurate new IDB Representative Office. Building is first in Dominican Republic and first IDB building to receive LEED Platinum certification, which recognizes highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.  
2022-04-27

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

IDB Lab Investment Seeks to Digitize Small Businesses in Brazilian Favelas

April 06, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will invest $1.5 million in Brazilian startup, Dolado, to promote the digitalization of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) operating in Brazil’s favelas. This capital will allow for the development of a platform that provides small merchants with access to credit and supply chains, as well as management tools that are custom-tailored for their specificities.
2022-04-06

IDB Lab and WeXchange Launch New Call to STEM Women Entrepreneurs

March 21, 2022
The initiative, aimed at fast-growing women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be open until April 8. Those selected will have access to investors and to training at a bootcamp organized by Google.
2022-03-21

More Trust will Power a Stronger Recovery in Latin America and Caribbean: IDB Report

January 13, 2022
Lack of trust shown to undermine firm growth and innovation. Report calls for key reforms to promote trust and boost post-COVID recovery. Dealing with power and information asymmetries needed to improve trust.  Increasing trust is key to a more dynamic business sector and economic reforms needed for a stronger post-COVID recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new flagship report by the Inter-American Development Bank.
2022-01-13

IDB launches call for proposals for urban challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

December 15, 2021
The deadline for accepting proposals to the challenge "Cities for All" is February 6th, 2022 Call for proposals seeks challenges that can be solved through experimentation processes The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Cities Laboratory, today launched the challenge Cities for All, which seeks to identify urban challenges that accentuate
2021-12-15

Dominican Republic to Enhance Santo Domingo Revitalization Program with IDB, EU Support

December 03, 2021
$3.37 million in European Union resources will help boost electromobility and housing in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $3.37 million (EU2.95 million operation with resources from a European Union grant to revitalize the Colonial City of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
2021-12-02

IDB Lab Invites Women Entrepreneurs to Lead LAC's Economic Recovery, host WeXchange Forum

November 30, 2021
The forum will be the first of its kind, LAC Women Founders Accelerator program, to highlight Women entrepreneurs and was developed by IDB Lab, WeXchange and Google, with the collaboration of the Mexican entrepreneurship hub, Centraal.
2021-11-30