Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean rebound despite pandemic

November 16, 2021
Intraregional sales achieve a solid increase Tourism and travel suffer a steep decline; knowledge-based services show resilience Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean increased 31.2 percent in the first half of 2021, driven by the dynamism of external demand, the lifting of restrictions on mobility, and progress of vaccination campaigns against COVID-19, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank.

IDB supports Colombia to integrate Venezuelan migrants socially and economically

November 16, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million loan for the social and economic inclusion of the Venezuelan migrant population in Colombia. The operation also includes a non-refundable $17,589,000 leveraged by the Bank through the Global Financing Mechanism (GCFF). 

Dominican Republic to Strengthen Public Sector Transparency, Integrity with IDB Support

November 16, 2021
SANTO DOMINGO – The Dominican Republic is implementing reforms to enhance and consolidate public sector transparency and integrity along with promoting citizen participation in controlling public spending with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Brazil to Invest in Smart Public Security Program with Support From IDB

November 16, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $150 million loan to fund 

IDB and partners organize Second Summit on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

November 15, 2021
The IDB, FAO, UNEP and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina are organizing the 2nd Food Loss and Waste Reduction Summit for Latin America and the Caribbean, searching for a solution to this challenge. In Latin America and the Caribbean, one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost and wasted annually. In the first stages of the supply chain, between production and processing, 220 million tons of food are lost. Much more is lost at the marketing and consumption stages.

IDB, Spain’s Justice Ministry Join Forces to Digitalize Judicial Systems in LAC

November 11, 2021
IDB President and Spain’s Justice Minister Sign Memorandum of Understanding to advance transformation and digitalization of justice systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, tapping into Spain’s ample experience in the matter. Agreement will accelerate the digitalization of justice systems in various countries in the region through access to knowledge, innovative solutions, technical assistance, and training of judicial personnel.

Dominican Republic to Host the Regional Dialogue on Transparency and Integrity

November 10, 2021
President of the Dominican Republic Luis Abinader; Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Mathias Cormann; Chair of Transparency International Delia Ferreira Rubio; IDB Invest Chief Executive Officer, James P. Scriven, will participate in the opening of the Regional Policy Dialogue on Transparency and Integrity on November 16 at 9:00 a.m.

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.

IDB and Telefónica Launch Initiative to Connect Entrepreneurs and Corporations

November 08, 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

Brazil’s Mato Grosso to Strengthen Fiscal Management and Transparency with IDB Support

November 05, 2021
The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso will modernize its fiscal management with a $56.3 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The initiative will strengthen fiscal sustainability, improve the efficiency of public spending, and increase fiscal transparency.