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 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

Korea Contributes $4 Million to IDB Fund to Strengthen Public Sector Capacity

March 01, 2022
Korea-IDB partnership to expand with a new contribution to the Korea Public Capacity Building Fund (KPC) managed by the IDB. This contribution is the first installment of a $20 million pledge made by Korea to the KPC in late 2021.
2022-03-01

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

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, 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 Additional $1.8 Billion for Sustainable Development, Integration in LAC

December 08, 2021
Resources approved this week will promote sustainability and inclusion policies and programs in Barbados, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, as well as economic integration among the River Plate Basin countries. More than 70% of approved resources, or $1.3 billion, were assigned to Brazil. The IDB will release its total 2021 loan and operations amounts by December 17. The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved five operations this week, to
2021-12-08