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.

Brazil to Promote Sustainable Economic Recovery of MSMEs with IDB Support

December 15, 2021
Brazil will promote sustainable economic recovery for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) amid the  COVID-19 pandemic with a $250 million credit and $5 million in Non-Reimbursable Investment Financing approved by the Inter-American Bank Development (IDB).

Ecuador to Promote Economic Recovery with Support from IDB Guarantee

December 02, 2021
Ecuador will promote sustainable and inclusive economic recovery with a program structured as a $400 million policy-based guarantee (PBG) approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The program will help strengthen the institutional and regulatory framework to improve the business environment, boost international trade, and enhance financial stability and access to financing.

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.

IDB and Telefónica Launch Initiative to Connect Entrepreneurs and Corporations

November 07, 2021
Institutional partnership between the two organizations will promote inclusive digital transformation in different areas CIV-LAC is a platform that will help scale up nearly 600 startups through open innovation processes with large and medium-sized companies from Spain and Latin America  MADRID – Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Telefónica Chief Executive Officer José María Álvarez-Pallete met today to strengthen the institutional alliance maintained by both organizations and to continue promoting inclusive dig

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.

Argentina’s San Juan Province to promote MSMEs recovery with IDB support

September 20, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $58 million loan to support production recovery in Argentina’s San Juan Province following the impact of COVID-19. The loan will provide productive financing for the recovery and sustainability of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) that generate employment in the province.

Study reveals high gender inequality in companies in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 30, 2021
There are large gender gaps in the business world of Latin America and the Caribbean, where women hold only 15% of management positions and own only 14% of companies, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB Lab and Google Launch Acceleration Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM

August 23, 2021
Twenty women-led startups will be selected to participate in the customized LAC Women Founders Accelerator program IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, joins Google in LAC Women Founders Accelerator, an acceleration program for STEM startups led by women in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Belize will support financial sustainability of MSMEs in the face of COVID-19 crisis

August 06, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$15 million operation to support the sustainability of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Belize. The project will help to protect employment and promote the economic recovery of MSMEs through access to production-oriented finance.