Ilan Goldfajn Elected IDB President
November 20, 2022
(Updated to add the starting date) Ilan Goldfajn was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today during a Special Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors. The meeting was held at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., with delegations attending virtually and in person. Nominated by Brazil, Goldfajn will take office for a five-year term on December 19, 2022.
Netflix Joins IDB to Promote Skills-Learning and Growth of Region’s Entertainment Industry
August 18, 2021
Streaming entertainment service partners with Bank to promote the development of 21st century skills, including in the digital and creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging its expertise to help address skills shortages in the region’s entertainment industry and to develop new opportunities to improve education and increa
IDB’s Pivot Movement Launches the Pivot Book and Music Video
April 12, 2021
We can now visualise what the Caribbean could be like in 2040, through the new book, “Pivot: The Future Makers”. The book brings to life nine moonshots or big ideas for regional transformation created at the first Pivot Event. It was launched April 9 alongside the music video premiere of “Shine”, The Pivot Movement’s theme song, by Freetown Collective.
IDB launches summit to highlight the role of art and culture in the post-pandemic world
April 08, 2021
“Healing a Broken World will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, 2021. This virtual summit will address the power of culture in repairing our communities and reimaging our post-pandemic future”.
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 “
IDB announces the winners of the Education and Creative Economy PLAY Challenge
November 06, 2020
Over 290 companies from 30 countries around the world participated in the competition. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the four winners of the PLAY Challenge today. The competition recognizes the most innovative global solutions in the education sector and the creative economy.
IDB announces finalists of the PLAY Challenge
October 26, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is pleased to announce the 10 finalists for the PLAY Challenge. They were chosen from a total of 296 proposals from 30 countries.
Three Latin American Startups Win Rethink Plastics Challenge by MIT Solve and IDB Group
September 22, 2020
Atando Cabos, a Chilean startup, won this challenge aimed at reducing plastic waste and single-use plastics and received US$30,000 to scale its solution. Algramo (Chile) and Eco Panplas (Brazil) were finalists. The Rethink Plastics Challenge, powered by MIT Solve and the IDB Group awarded 3 Latin American startups with US $60,000 in cash prizes to scale up their solutions.
New IDB exhibit highlights Colombia’s indigenous cultures
March 05, 2020
“CO-RELATION: The Art of Unity” features contemporary Colombian artists at the IDB Cultural Center. In a world that celebrates interculturality, indigenous cultures are more relevant and yet more endangered than ever. Their ancestral richness, their cultural diversity and their call to action for environmental preservation are some of the reasons behind the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) celebration of their unique contribution to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.