Dominican Republic to boost energy efficiency with IDB loan

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 16:40
The $400 million program will facilitate adoption and implementation of sectorial reforms and policies needed to make the country’s electricity sector financially sustainable and operationally efficient The goals of the plan include strengthening the electricity sector’s institutional and supervisory capital and enhancing sectorial planning and regulation. At the same time, the loan will help support better management and operations at electricity distribution companies.

Foromic, the main innovation hub to reinvent inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 16:11
IDB Lab, the Innovation Lab of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), retirerated its commitment to the use of technology and innovation to promote social inclusion and the creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean The twentieth first of Foromic, the main event on inclusion of Latin America and the Caribbean, closed its doors in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Paraguay to improve public services for citizens and businesses, with IDB support

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 00:12
Program will speed up and cut costs of government procedures, intensify the use of ICTs and expand access to broadband services  Paraguay will launch a program to provide its citizens and businesses better public services and more opportunities, with support of a $130 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

Uruguay to improve living conditions in squatter settlements with support from IDB

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 21:32
Third program in a line of credit for investment projects will promote urban integration and the restoration of abandoned buildings in the old quarter of Montevideo The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $70 million credit for Uruguay that will finance a multi-pronged program to improve living conditions for people residing in squatter camps and rundown urban areas.

IDB and NTT Data partner to promote open innovation and digital transformation

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 13:01
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and NTT Data today announced they will work together on topics related to open innovation and digital transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The multilateral development lender and the leading IT services provider signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which they agreed to help Latin American and Caribbean organizations and entrepreneurs prepare for an increasingly digital future. The agreement was signed during the FOROMIC event in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Global Alliance to Promote the Use of Blockchain in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:45
Representatives of the IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, together with representatives of the world's leading technology and consulting companies, announced today the launch of LAC-Chain, a new alliance to promote the use of blockchain in Latin America and the Caribbean. The presentation of this new alliance took place at the FOROMIC 2018 conference, which is being held this year in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Bolivia to enhance electricity infrastructure with IDB support

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 15:41
$78 million loan will also help reduce carbon emissions The loan will help Bolivia boost its power service coverage, improve its energy matrix’s sustainability, reduce carbon emissions, and contribute to the goal of ensuring universal access to electricity throughout the country.

$285M contingent loan from the IDB helps Jamaica get disaster ready

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:39
THE NEXT TIME A NATURAL DISASTER STRIKES, JAMAICA WILL BE BETTER PREPARED A $285 million contingent loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will bolster the nation’s response efforts and help protect its public purse.

Meet the six finalists of the 2018 WeXchange Pitch competition

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:31
The Pitch Competition’s final will take place during the sixth edition of WeXchange, on November 6th and 7th at the Universidad del Pacifico, in Lima, Peru. WeXchange, the platform that connects high-growth women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean with mentors and investors, announced the six finalist entrepreneurs of the Pitch Competition selected from more than 200 applicants from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Honduras to boost competitiveness of logistics and transport sector with support from IDB

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 17:20
LOAN OF $90 MILLION AIMS FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN LOGISTICAL PERFORMANCE THROUGH AN AMBITIOUS REFORM PROGRAM The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $90 million loan for Honduras to implement an ambitious program of reforms in the transport and freight logistics sector, with the goal strengthening the country’s competitiveness and regional integration through improved logistics.