IDB making US$80M available to Barbados

This US$80 million PBL provides budget support tied to the strengthening of public policies focused on sustainability, disaster risk and resilience.

Coronavirus: news and contacts from governments in the region

We share key links to support citizens, governments, and businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency.

IDB and IDB Invest Coronavirus Impact Dashboard

It monitors the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Latin America and the Caribbean in real time during “social distancing”.

A Sharing Economy for Mechanical Ventilators

In the worst-case scenario (60% infection in 6 months), all hospital markets are overwhelmed—some more than others.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program during COVID-19

They are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries

6 ways social innovators are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

From creating biometric identification systems to developing ways to deliver microfinance loans, here are six innovative ways social innovators are addressing the pandemic.

COVID-19: $800+ million to support small businesses and crisis response

To help address the crisis, Google is announcing a new $800+ million commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)

Women in Latin America and The Caribbean face greater risks from coronavirus

In the region, half of doctors and more than 80% of nurses are women, and women do 73% of the unpaid labor at home while men do the remaining 27%.

Resources and open knowledge to collaborate in response to the pandemic

Open and relevant resources to motivate the construction of answers based on quality information and global collaboration.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus: citizen engagement in a historic civic duty

Citizen engagement has a decisive role in the upcoming days. These are not times to think about oneself isolated from the personal obligation to contribute.