IDB changes location of Annual Meeting

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 16:58
The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today resolved that the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors will not be held in Chengdu, People’s Republic of China, from March 28 to 31, 2019. The Board also resolved that Management will present its recommendations for the location and date of the 2019 Annual Meetings of the IDB within a period of 30 days.

Ecuador to improve drinking water and sanitation services with IDB support

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:40
US$87.1 million loan will benefit Quito Metropolitan District’s 2.6 million residents Ecuador will improve continuity, operational management and reliability of the drinking water system and boost wastewater treatment capacity, bringing direct benefits to more than 200,000 people and indirect benefits to Quito’s 2.6 million metropolitan district dwellers, with help from a US$87.1 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.

Spain makes contribution to IDB’s migration initiative

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 16:02
Event on migration analyzes impact on Latin America MADRID - Spain has made a $5 million contribution to help the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) tackle urgent development challenges posed by the rise of transborder migrations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contribution was announced at the conference Migration and Cities: The Road to Inclusive Integration held March 20, 2019 in Madrid.

IDB and GCF partnership set to implement projects in Argentina and Paraguay

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 17:25
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) received the first tranche of the financial contribution from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) this week. The funds will be used to start implementation of the projects “Promoting risk mitigation instruments and finance for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments” in Argentina and “Promoting Private Sector Investments in Energy Efficiency in the Industrial Sector” in Paraguay.

IDB Group approves nomination of new Governor for Venezuela

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:53
Washington, DC. The Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank today approved a resolution recognizing the appointment by Mr. Juan Guaidó of Ricardo Hausmann as IDB Governor for Venezuela. In a separate vote, the Governors of Inter-American Investment Corporation (known as IDB Invest), the IDB Group’s private sector lending arm, also approved Hausmann’s appointment.

IDB launches Superheroes of Development contest to recognize executing agencies

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 18:41
In its second edition, the call for proposals will be open from March 4th to May 17th, 2019. The Superheroes of Development Award will recognize executing agencies of IDB-financed projects that have successfully addressed challenges during its implementation. The contest will identify eight finalists from across Latin America and the Caribbean who will travel to IDB’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present their solutions.

IDB announces selected proposals of its Blue Tech Challenge in the Caribbean

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:25
The IDB Group through its IDB Lab, Natural Capital Lab, Sustainable Islands Platform, and in alliance with the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility, is pleased to announce that, five proposals were selected to initiate project design under the Blue Tech Challenge in the following countries:  Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Haiti and St. Lucia.

Argentina to strengthen its digital agenda with IDB support

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 15:47
A NEW PROGRAM WILL BENEFIT INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESS, IN PARTICULAR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES, WITH DIGITALIZATION AND ADOPTION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES The Inter-American Development Bank approved a US$ 300 million loan to improve the productivity of Argentina’s economy through its digitalization.

IDB supports Argentina’s new program to strengthen the management of Provinces

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:05
REFORMS WILL RATIONALIZE REVENUES THAT NEGATIVELY AFFECT GROWTH AND IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF TAX COLLECTION AND PROVINCIAL INVESTMENT The Inter-American Development Bank approved a Credit Line for Investment Projects of US$ 450 million and a first individual operation of US$ 150 million under this credit line, in support of  a program to strengthen provincial management in Argentina.

The IDB starting a process of public consultation to expand its Procurement Policies

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 14:16
Washington, D.C., February 2019.- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has formulated an ambitious Expansion of Procurement Policies in order to facilitate the implementation of the Bank's Institutional Strategy, which was recently updated.