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 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.
2021-11-30

IDB Visits Spain to Encourage Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 18, 2021
Spain will host the IDB's non-regional members meeting in February 2022. MADRID - IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone and members of his executive team concluded a successful visit to Madrid to encourage greater investment in Latin America and the Caribbean to boost the region’s post-pandemic recovery. The mission’s main objective was to strengthen international trade and attract financing and businesses that will accelerate the region's digital transformation and contribute to its sustainable and inclusive growth.
2021-11-16

IDB Lab Participates in a Pioneering Fund to Help Finance Climate Change Adaptation

November 08, 2021
The first regional microfinance loan fund for climate change adaptation will go to rural areas of Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Central American countries. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has participated in the creation of a pioneering fund to provide microfinance loans for climate change adaptation to small farmers in Latin America.
2021-11-08

IDB Lab Partners with Circulate Capital to Combat Ocean-Bound Plastics

October 25, 2021
The innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, IDB Lab, announces a USD$4 million investment commitment, along with an additional technical cooperation grant of $500,000, to support innovative solutions to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste ending up in the oceans and waterways of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
2021-10-25

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

IDB Lab and Google Announce the First Batch of the LAC Women Founders Accelerator Program

October 06, 2021
The program’s Demo Day will take place during the IX WeXchange Forum, to be held virtually on December 1-2 WeXchange, the IDB Lab platform that connects women entrepreneurs in STEM from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with mentors and investors, and Google, have announced the 20 women-led startups selected to participate in the first edition of the LAC Women Founders Accelerator program.
2021-10-06

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).
2021-08-20

IDB Hosts First Miami-Latin America and Caribbean Digital Entrepreneurship Forum

June 21, 2021
Members of the media are invited to a Roundtable conversation with IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone on June 22 at 11:30am ET The Inter-American Development Bank will host Miami-LAC 2021, the first business forum to strengthen connections between Miami, the private sector, and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), on June 22-24, 2021. The forum will promote digital trade and investment opportunities between South Florida and the IDB’s 26 borrowing member countries.
2021-06-21

IDB Lab and Cubo Itaú launch "BID ao Cubo"

May 04, 2021
"BID ao Cubo" is a training and immersion program in the Brazilian market for Latin American and Caribbean startups IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Cubo Itaú, the Brazilian hub for the promotion of technological entrepreneurship, will select 20 projects from the region to be part of "BID ao Cubo", an initiative that seeks to integrate the startup ecosystem of the continent through an immersion program in the Brazilian market.
2021-05-04