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

With IDB support, Curitiba seeks innovative proposals to modernize the bus system

April 19, 2022
Call for proposals to find solutions that promote integration of different modes of transport in self-sustainable stations in the city is open until May 18th, 2022. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the city of Curitiba, in Brazil, are launching a call to find innovations in transportation, energy, and state-of-the-art technologies that will reduce the number of cars and motorcycles in the city. This initiative is part of Curitiba’s  modernization plan for the network of bus lanes and passenger.
2022-04-19

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

IDB Supports Expansion of Paraguay’s Electricity Transmission System

March 10, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $260 million loan to support Paraguay’s National Development Plan through the expansion of the electricity transmission system, which will provide the country with a sustainable, reliable and efficient energy supply.
2022-03-10

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 approves credit line to accelerate energy transition in Colombia

December 17, 2021
Colombia is making progress towards decarbonizing its economy with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through a line of credit to finance projects related to the energy transition that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and economic reactivation. The financing line for Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia S.A. (Bancóldex) includes a COP$175,000 million (approximately $45 million) IDB loan, as well as a co-financing of $3.5 million, and a $1.5 million non-reimbursable financing from the Clean Technology Fund.
2021-12-17