IDB, UNHCR Join Efforts to Address Forced Displacement Crisis in Latin America & Caribbean

December 03, 2021
Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President, Mauricio Claver-Carone and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to address the development challenges and opportunities generated by rising forced displacement across Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-12-03

Uruguay will promote a life free of gender-based violence with IDB support

November 23, 2021
A loan of $4.1 million and non-reimbursable financing of $1 million seek to contribute to the achievement of gender equality, benefiting more than 40,000 women, youth, boys, and girls in the country. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of $4.1 million and non-reimbursable financing of $1 million to promote a life free of gender-based violence and the achievement of gender equality in Uruguay. This operation is the IDB's first investment loan focused exclusively on fighting gender-based violence (GBV).
2021-11-23

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 supports Colombia to integrate Venezuelan migrants socially and economically

November 16, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million loan for the social and economic inclusion of the Venezuelan migrant population in Colombia. The operation also includes a non-refundable $17,589,000 leveraged by the Bank through the Global Financing Mechanism (GCFF). 
2021-11-16

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

USAID and IDB Announce $2 Million for the final BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge

April 06, 2021
The funds will support Venezuelans and their Host Communities with Inclusion, Gender Equality and Entrepreneurship, Employment, and Education Opportunities The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced $2 million for the final six BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge  awards to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Guyana. 
2021-04-06

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 “
2021-03-21

Private sector is key to increase employment opportunities for migrants and refugees

March 19, 2021
The IDB, the governments of Canada and Colombia, and private companies to support working-age refugees, migrants and returnees in Latin America and the Caribbean. BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the governments of Canada and Colombia, and several private companies today discussed ways to boost a regional response to the region´s migrant and refugee crisis enabling better access to employment opportunities.
2021-03-19

IDB and USAID Announce New Finance for BetterTogether Challenge Projects

January 19, 2021
The funds will support projects that promote gender equality, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities for Venezuelan migrants and the communities that receive them. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $2.4 million for nine new BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge awards to benefit Venezuelans in Argentina, Chile, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
2021-01-19

IDB and USAID Announce $2 Million in Awards to Support Venezuelans

October 21, 2020
The awards are for employment, job creation and financial services to support Venezuelans
2020-10-21