Sweden joins IDB Transparency Fund

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:14
MENDOZA, Argentina - The Government of Sweden is contributing to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Transparency Fund, a vital tool to help countries implement anti-corruption and pro-transparency reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).The IDB administration made a presentation to potential donors in Mendoza, during the Annual Meeting of the IDB that takes place in that city.

IDB opens Sidewalk of the Americas art installation in Mendoza

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:44
83 artworks will decorate Paseo Antonio Di Benedetto, one of the cultural hubs of the Argentine city. As part of the III Ibero-American Forum of Mayors, being held in Mendoza, Argentina, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opened the temporary art installation Sidewalk of the Americas, to highlight the region’s immense artistic creativity.

International experts discuss future of water in Latin America and the Caribbean, the region with the highest water availability in the world

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 07:51
The World Water Forum is being held March 18-23 in Brazil’s capital, bringing together the sector’s top specialists. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was in charge of coordinating the Regional Process of the Americas, focusing on the continent’s water resources situation BRASILIA, Brazil – The World Water Forum 2018 opened in Brasilia, Brazil, with a call to make quality water and sanitation access a focal point of the global development agenda.

Four IDB Invest infrastructure projects are recognized among the best of 2017 by IJGlobal

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:20
Four IDB Invest projects in Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and Chile were awarded as the most outstanding of the year by IJGlobal magazine, specializing in infrastructure and project financing. These awards highlight the best transactions of 2017, as well as the companies and institutions that have supported them.

IDB Invest and Banco Davivienda support closing the housing deficit in Colombia

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 08:59
IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has signed a $200 million senior loan to Banco Davivienda in Colombia. The project will provide financing for mortgage loans for two government programs dedicated to social housing development known as Priority Housing (VIP, in Spanish) and Social Housing (VIS, in Spanish).

IDB Invest finances the export of bananas in Guatemala with El Siglo

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 09:07
IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has signed a $5 million loan with Agropecuaria El Siglo, S.A. of Guatemala to finance the cultivation of 475 hectares of banana. The objective is to commercialize the production, mainly for export. IDB Invest financing will allow the company to leverage its operations and develop more growth in less time. It is expected that a minimum 475 rural direct jobs will be generated, which is equivalent to one direct employment for each hectare planted.

IDB discloses strong financial results and capital base

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:56
The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB or IDB) published its 2017 Information Statement, that includes Management’s Discussion and Analysis of the year's financial results, as well as the 2017 audited financial statements.

IDB presents Fashioning the Future: Argentine Designers on the Edge of Tomorrow

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 14:31
Installation features contemporary Argentine fashion that merges science, technology, and creativity The IDB Cultural Center presents Fashioning the Future: Argentine Designers on the Edge of Tomorrow in recognition of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (known commercially as BID Invest).

IDB Invest confirms commitment to gender equality, with EDGE Certification

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 08:51
IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, announced today it has received the Assess level of EDGE Certification (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality), joining IDB and other multilateral development banks which are actively fostering gender-equal workplaces. EDGE is the leading business certification for gender equality in the workplace worldwide since 2011.

Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Belize achieve substantial progress in the health of their most vulnerable populations

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:01
Encouraging results in the improvement of quality and in health care of the poorest women and children of Mesoamerica were presented today by the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative in Washington.