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”.

Peru will promote private sector investment in electric mobility with IDB support

April 08, 2021
Peru will encourage private sector investments in sustainable electric transport solutions with help from a $20 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB and CITI Innovation Labs achieve cross-border payments over blockchain

April 08, 2021
EThe Inter-American Development Bank and Citi Innovation Labs conclude a successful proof of concept to make cross-border payments from the United States to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, using blockchain and tokenized money. The LACChain Blockchain Network enabled the transactions and provided full traceability of the transactions, exchange rates, and fees.

USAID and IDB Announce $2 Million for the final BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge

April 06, 2021
The funds will support Venezuelans and their Host Communities with Inclusion, Gender Equality and Entrepreneurship, Employment, and Education Opportunities The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced $2 million for the final six BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge  awards to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Guyana. 

IDB Lab will strengthen Jamaican youth competencies

April 06, 2021
Some 1,200 unemployed and underemployed youth between the ages of 17 and 34, are set to benefit from a special IDB Lab programme aimed at strengthening economic opportunities and enhancement of their digital, business, and interpersonal skills. Youth will also access job opportunities through highly practical project-based learning and employability skills enabling them to function as independent workers and social entrepreneurs.

With IDB support, Brazil's BNDES launches framework for sustainable bonds

April 01, 2021
BNDES launches Sustainability Bond Framework built with support from the Inter-American Development Bank Document gains favorable opinion from international company  The Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) is launching its Sustainability Bond Framework (SBF), produced through a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The document aims to enable the issuance of green, social, and sustainable bonds in Brazil and abroad.

Paraguay to strengthen transparency and efficiency of public resource management

March 31, 2021
Paraguay will continue to seek greater transparency in order to boost efficiency of public resource management with a $250 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Inter-American Development Bank Issues Inaugural SEK 1.1 Billion 5-Year ‘EYE’ Bond

March 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IADB” or “IDB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new SEK 1.1 billion 5-year fixed-rate offering under the Education, Youth, and Employment (“EYE”) Bond program. The transaction marks IDB’s first SEK ‘EYE’ bond issuance, the proceeds of which will be directed to fund IDB project loans eligible under the EYE Bond program criteria. The projects under this program are designed to promote sustainable growth, poverty reduction, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB & Healthcare Israel Bring Digital Health Solutions to Latin America and the Caribbean

March 26, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed an agreement with Healthcare Israel to provide Digital Health expertise, training and solutions to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. In partnership with local health organizations, and in agreement with IDB, Healthcare Israel will provide: