News & Opportunities

The latest in current development affairs in the region.

Citizen engagement for climate change actions

Take advantage of this virtual space to listen to the interventions of 4 experts, and join the regional dialogue about citizen participation in climate issues. [...]

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 contr[...]

WHO + IDB Webinar: Using artificial intelligence & social listening to inform policy-making (11 June 2020)

We will hear why and how the Inter-American Development Bank and Citibeats are using artificial intelligence to analyze millions of public civic opi[...]

Technology as an ally in the revitalization of Indigenous languages

In Guatemala, governments and CSOs came together to make possible the teaching and preservation of Indigenous languages through new technologies. [...]

Engaging Citizens for Transparent Societies: How is the Caribbean doing?

The intersection between citizen engagement and transparency was the center of the conversation at this year's IDB Group-Caribbean Civil Society Meeti[...]

Registrations open: Certificate – How does citizen participation contribute to government climate agendas?

Enhance climate actions establishing effective links between development stakeholders with criteria of accessibility, sustainability, relevance, gende[...]

He was a Covid-19 patient. She cleaned his hospital room. Their unexpected bond saved his life

Though hospital housekeepers are often measured by standards of productivity -- how many rooms they clean -- hospital executives are beginning to real[...]

Weathering the Coronavirus Storm in the Caribbean

A newly published report sheds light on potential economic implications for the Bank’s Caribbean member countries. [...]

IDB report proposes economic policies to help countries overcome sharp contraction

Latin America and the Caribbean will see sharp growth reductions of between 1.8 percent and 5.5 percent of GDP in 2020 due to the impact of the corona[...]

IDB and Esri Offer Solutions to Combat COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Governments in the region will be able to implement dashboards and control centers to monitor the spread of the virus and identify where intervention [...]

IDB approves loan to support Belize’s COVID-19 immediate health response

US$6.2 million for Belize following the government’s request to the Bank to reprogram 10% of the undisbursed balance of the country’s current inve[...]

IDB Renews its Commitment to Support Migrant Host Countries

US$85 million in grants and expects to leverage US$1.1 billion in investment loans from 2020 and beyond [...]

Webinar on inequality in social distancing: perspectives on COVID-19

Este miércoles hablamos de cómo el distanciamiento social afecta a las poblaciones más vulnerables de América Latina y el Caribe. [...]