Source of Innovation is an initiative to promote the development and integration of innovative solutions in the water, sanitation and solid waste sector that contribute to providing universal safely managed water, sanitation, and solid waste management services.
AquaFund is a funded by the IDB and contributing donors; it supports all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in which the IDB is present. It facilitates investment in water and sanitation in both rural and urban areas.
The Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FECASALC, for its Spanish initials) is an initiative that arises from the alliance between Spain and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Its objective is to support the human right to water and sanitation by helping countries achieve their SDG 6 targets. The Fund has a special impact on rural and peri-urban areas, where poverty levels tend to be higher.
The Latin American Investment Facility (LAIF) of the European Union finances a joint program that reinforces the strategic alliance established by the IDB and the Spanish Development Cooperation Agency (AECID, for its Spanish initials). This Program aims to boost the water and sanitation sector in the region by strengthening Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).
Water Funds is an innovative model of long-term conservation that operates through investments that are focused on a single fund. The resources generated are assigned to preserve the essential lands above watersheds through conservation actions.
Hydro-BID is a simulation tool created by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the management and planning of water resources in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
The Inter-American Development Bank and the FEMSA Foundation award the Water and Sanitation Prize for Latin America and the Caribbean since 2009. The goal is to recognize outstanding individuals, municipalities, projects and initiatives implementing innovative and effective solutions to the water and sanitation sector.
AquaRating is a rating system that evaluates water and sanitation services in an integrated way through 112 assessment elements organized in eight areas. This way, AquaRating allows a quick view of the utility areas with improvement potential.
The Latin American and Caribbean Water and Sanitation Observatory (OLAS) is a digital platform that compiles relevant information about the water and sanitation sector in the region and contributes to the monitoring of the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Optimal Sanitation is an IDB initiative that promotes efficient sanitation solutions that are appropriate within the social and geographical contexts of the communities where they are proposed, increasing access and quality of sanitation services in Latin America and the Caribbean.
We support our lending member countries in their efforts to provide universal access to solid waste management services, promoting the incorporation of circular economy principles, incentivizing waste prevention and recovery, and ensuring the correct final disposal of items that cannot be reused.