Renowned Mexican artists join campaign to transform Latin America and the Caribbean into a world-class creative hub

The IDB presents the Orange Region Campaign, which promotes the creation of a region-wide network of creative talents

Mexico City- Celebrated Mexican creatives and artists such as Alberto Ruy Sánchez, Aleks Syntek, Ana María Olabuenaga, Eugenia León, Guadalupe Pineda, Yvonne Domenge, María Barracuda, Mario Lavista, Sandra Pani, and Sara Galindo have joined the Orange Region, an endeavor led by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to develop a network of talents capable of turning Latin America and the Caribbean into a

New IDB macroeconomic report analyzes the current situation in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

The big challenge is to strengthen inclusive growth and reduce poverty

Economic growth in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic followed a positive path in 2017, with 3.8 percent expansion, although this scenario failed to produce significant improvement in poverty alleviation and income distribution.

Amidst growing uncertainty over the path of the global economy, authorities in the region would do well to adopt actions and policies to foster inclusive development.

Job growth, increased saving keys to sustained and inclusive growth in Central America and the Dominican Republic

IDB hosts regional Governors in Punta Cana to review opportunities for growth and investment

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic - The Governors for the Inter-American Development Bank’s member countries in the Central American isthmus and the Dominican Republic gathered at their 32nd Annual Meeting February 20-21 to discuss formulas for achieving inclusive economic growth, managing vulnerability to natural disasters and harnessing disruptive technologies to increase productivity and spur investment.

Mosoj Bolivia Innova: Four innovations that are improving lives

The "Mosoj Bolivia Innova " event, to be held on February 15 at 11 a.m. at the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will present solutions in technology, urban transport, road safety and gastronomy that are improving the quality of life in Bolivia. The participants will explain how their innovative ideas were born and, with the support of the IDB, transformed into projects that create jobs and improve the lives of thousands of Bolivians.

Trade between India and Latin America reached $30 billion in 2016, according to a new IDB study

“Latindia” report identifies nearly 200 Indian companies operating in the region, employing 50,000 local workers

Through its Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a new study, “Latindia: The Future of Cooperation between India and Latin America,” which covers issues such as export destination markets, strategic business areas, global value chains, productive synergies, and oppor

IDB Invest supports microfinance institutions through local currency debt fund

IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will support Locfund II’s expansion through a loan of up to $10 million. The transaction will allow Locfund II to increase the number of local currency loans to microfinance institutions, benefiting a larger number of their clients, including women-led and rural, micro- and small-sized enterprises. 

Initiative Announced to End Malaria in Central America and the Dominican Republic

INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION AND CARLOS SLIM FOUNDATION TO ENDORSE FIVE-YEAR INITIATIVE

DAVOS, Switzerland - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carlos Slim Foundation today announced an initiative to support seven Central American countries and the Dominican Republic in taking the final steps necessary to eliminate malaria in their territories.

IDB Launches Fifth Round of JK Visionaries Award with a Prize Purse of US$200,000

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the fifth round of the JK Visionaries Award—the highest honor bestowed by the IDB to recognize nongovernmental organizations that carry out transformative social projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

The award was created in 2009 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Bank, honoring Juscelino Kubitschek (JK), the former President of Brazil (1956-1961), who was instrumental in establishing the IDB.