News & Opportunities

The latest in current development affairs in the region.

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[...]

How's the region in compliance with the Paris Agreements?

Without citizen participation, each action towards progress becomes as fragile as a domino line.  [...]

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. [...]

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[...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

The latest strategic trends, research and analysis on COVID-19

Explore the interactive map created by the World Economic Forum [...]

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 ad[...]

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%. [...]

40 Years: More Than a Bank

An overview of the first 40 years of the IDB and its innovative and flexible nature. We highlight the role of Óscar Rodriguez-Rozic. [...]