• The deadline for accepting proposals to the challenge "Cities for All" is February 6th, 2022

  • Call for proposals seeks challenges that can be solved through experimentation processes

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Cities Laboratory, today launched the challenge Cities for All, which seeks to identify urban challenges that accentuate

The surge in e-commerce following the COVID-19 outbreak has emphasised the importance of applying Value Added Tax (VAT) effectively to digital trade.  A new toolkit released today offers timely and valuable assistance to tax authorities in the Latin America and the Caribbean region for the effective collection of VAT revenues from e-commerce activities.

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• "One Region, One Commitment"virtual summit will bring together officials from the region to showcase progress in climate and biodiversity policies on the road to COP15 and COP26

• Innovative financial projects and mechanisms that are driving transformations towards net-zero-emission and resilient economies to be presented

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold the One Region, One Commitment

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) hard. Confronted with high human and socioeconomic costs, governments have implemented targeted national responses to mitigate impacts and support the recovery. However, some responses, such as regarding vaccines, financing, and accelerating long-term, sustainable transformation, can only be brought about by greater international cooperation.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Government of Trinidad and Tobago signed a loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank to fund a program for people most affected by the Covid-19 crisis in Trinidad and Tobago.  

The US$24.5 million dollar will help ensure basic quality of life standards for vulnerable persons are maintained in the immediate period and during the economic recovery of Trinidad and Tobago.

The program will finance two components:

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Richard Branson and Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley are two of the high-profile speakers scheduled to open the inaugural Pivot Event organized by the Inter-American Development Bank and partners.

The event which starts on October 15th, will be a virtual five-day gathering of pioneering thinkers in the Caribbean region. They are expected to harness big ideas into a manifesto for driving Caribbean transformation. 

IDB, BDMG AND IDFC IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALIDE WILL EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE IN MITIGATING THE PANDEMIC AND THE PATH TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN The ALIDE General Assembly will bring the Development Bank System of Latin America and the Caribbean to evaluate in a digital meeting the performance in mitigating the COVID-19 crisis and the path to economic recovery. High level representatives from the financial institutions will discuss the various experiences faced during the pandemic.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is inviting applications for its third annual President’s Awards for Service Excellence and Innovation in the Public Sector competition in Trinidad and Tobago under the patronage of President Paula-Mae Weekes. The purpose of the President’s Awards is to recognize transformational initiatives undertaken by public sector institutions across the country and to also give citizens the opportunity to honour them by choosing two people’s choice awardees.

Bolivia’s Ministry of Health, based on an analysis of immediate and necessary actions to address the coronavirus crisis, purchased 170 Spanish-made ventilators of the RESPIRA brand. The devices were considered appropriate to help meet the increase in demand for mechanical ventilation for COVID-19 patients in municipalities where intensive-care services are lacking, and to complement the resources available in tertiary hospitals.