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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 — No Region Specified

PRESS RELEASE: New Research Explores the Value of Data to Women's Financial Inclusion

Source: MarketWatch

A report from GBA, IDB and Data2X argues that banking data is key to unlocking full financial participation for women.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 — Latin America

IDB to support BoP families in the Dominican Republic with access to credit for home improvements

Source: Inter-American Development Bank

Loan of up to $5 million has mobilized an additional $5 million through a B-loan syndication.
Friday, October 24, 2014 — No Region Specified

Peruvian companies will boost their competitiveness with support from the IDB

Source: Press Release

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a third policy-based loan of $25 million designed to boost the competitiveness of Peruvian businesses. These resources will help consolidate reforms aimed at improving the business climate, lowering entry and market-access barriers and encouraging innovation.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 — Latin America

Economic growth and 'something else' to address inequality

Source: Devex

How can fast-growing developing economies close the inequality gap and ensure that economic growth is followed by structural transformation that not only reduces poverty but also improves access to opportunities, promotes mobility and enhances social capital? They need to find ways to provide growth and “something else” or opportunities for social cohesion and mobility for those at the bottom of the pyramid, Julie T. Katzman, executive vice president and COO at the Inter-American Development Bank said during an interview with Devex on the sidelines of the event in Paris.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 — Latin America

ADB, IDB Presidents discuss interregional partnership and shared challenges

Source: Press Release

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno met today to discuss how the two regions can step up joint efforts to tackle shared opportunities and challenges, such as increased economic integration, private sector development, rising inequality, and a lack of opportunities for the poor.
Friday, October 4, 2013 — Latin America

Colombia to improve capital city’s public transport system with IDB loan


Colombia will improve its public transportation system in Bogota with a $40 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), making its hallmark bus system better as well as cleaner.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 — Latin America

Bolivia Invests $20 Million in Waste Management

Source: Environment News Service

WASHINGTON, DC, December 10, 2012 (ENS) – Bolivia will improve municipal solid waste management services such as collection, transportation, and disposal, with a $20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, the bank announced today.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 — Latin America

In the pipeline: $300M worth of AFD, IDB projects

Source: Devex

The French Development Agency, or AFD, and the Inter-American Development Bank have signed a three-year “action-oriented” agreement that will expand the two agencies’ development efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Monday, September 17, 2012 — Latin America

12,000 Nicaraguan Families to Benefit From Improved Housing Conditions

Source: Hispanically Speaking News

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of up to $5 million to Nicaragua’s Foundation for the Promotion of Local Development (Prodel), paving the way for the non-profit organization serving the base of the pyramid to expand financing for basic community infrastructure and incremental home improvement projects.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 — Latin America

Haiti insurance firm receives $2 million in equity to expand services to the poor

Source: Montreal Gazette

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A non-profit set up by former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush after the 2010 earthquake has given $1 million in equity to an insurance firm based in Haiti.
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