Netflix Joins IDB to Promote Skills-Learning and Growth of Region’s Entertainment Industry

August 18, 2021
Streaming entertainment service partners with Bank to promote the development of 21st century skills, including in the digital and creative economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix has joined the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) 21st Century Skills Coalition in Latin America and the Caribbean, leveraging its expertise to help address skills shortages in the region’s entertainment industry and to develop new opportunities to improve education and in

IDB Group announces the finalists for the 2021 Superheroes of Development Initiative

August 17, 2021
The IDB Group announced today the eight finalists for the fourth edition of its Superheroes of Development Award, which recognizes creative and innovative solutions in the execution of development projects financed by the IDB Group in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Belize will support financial sustainability of MSMEs in the face of COVID-19 crisis

August 06, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$15 million operation to support the sustainability of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Belize. The project will help to protect employment and promote the economic recovery of MSMEs through access to production-oriented finance.

Dominican Republic to strengthen civil service management with IDB support

August 05, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million project to strengthen the civil service management in the Dominican Republic. The program will focus on boosting the efficiency of human resources management and of civil servants capabilities in order to foster digital transformation.

The IDB Group achieves EDGE Move Certification

August 04, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and its sister organization, IDB Invest, announced today they have received for the third time its EDGE Certification, and have advanced to the next level, EDGE Move. The IDB Group, comprised of IDB, IDB Invest, and IDB Lab, is the first development bank in the Americas and second worldwide to earn EDGE Move, the second level of the prestigious distinction.

IDB Approves $30 Million Project to Help Panama Get Vaccines, Address COVID-19

August 03, 2021
The $30 million investment project aims to reduce morbidity, mortality and mitigate the other indirect health effects of the pandemic. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a project to help Panama address the COVID-19 crisis by fully financing the country's contracts with the COVAX Facility and the AstraZeneca laboratory. This will help increase Panama’s access to life-saving vaccines.

IDB Backs $41 Million Program to Help Farmers, Boost Food Security in Panama

August 03, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $41 million program to improve food security and help farmers in Panama. The initiative aims to help farmers increase profitability while ensuring that their farms are more environmentally sustainable and resilient to climate change, pests, disease, and market fluctuations. The program will help almost 11,000 farmers directly and indirectly, while also benefitting related people and industries and younger people living in the countryside.

Ecuador works to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people with IDB support

July 29, 2021
A $300 million project is expected to help ensure minimum levels of quality of life for vulnerable people in the face of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million project to support Ecuador's response to the economic impact of COVID-19.

Chile to improve socioeconomic inclusion of households with $120 million IDB support

July 28, 2021
Chile will expand its program to prevent the formation of informal settlement with $120 million in funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project's goal is to reduce the number of people living in “campamentos,” as informal settlements are known in Chile.

Peru to modernize public financial management with $74 million IDB loan

July 15, 2021
Peru will improve its public financial management through digital transformation with a $74 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project’s goal is to improve the quality of financial management information by increasing the efficiency of public spending processes.