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Uruguay Receives $107.7 Million Loan to Finance 2 Wind Farms

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two loans totaling $107.7 million to finance the construction of the El Libertador and Palmatir wind farms in Uruguay. continue reading »

El Salvador to Launch Youth Violence Prevention Program

El Salvador will implement a new social youth violence prevention project, which combines work training, institutional strengthening and jail rehabilitation programs, among other actions, thanks to a $45 million loan approved today by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Mexican Organization Receives $10M Loan to Expand Low-cost Medical Clinics

Salud Digna Para Todos I.A.P., a Mexican non-profit organization, will get a 130 million Mexican peso loan ($10 million) from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to expand access to high-quality, low-cost medical diagnostic services in several northwestern and central Mexican states. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Boost Innovation with $35 Million Loan

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a $35 million loan to Costa Rica for a program that will help boost productivity by supporting innovation and human capital formation in strategic sectors. continue reading »

Peru’s Business Sector to Improve Competitiveness, Stability with $30 Million Loan

Peru is carrying out reforms to increase productivity and business competitiveness in a program financed by a $30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Dominican Republic to Improve Access to Drinking Water With $25 Million Loan

The Dominican Republic will improve water services for 329,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area of Santiago de los Caballeros with a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Mexico To Fight Deforestation With $15 Million Loan

Mexico will receive $15 million in financial and technical assistance to support climate change mitigation efforts. The program will create a dedicated financing line, accessible by communities and ejidos or their members, for identified low carbon projects in forest landscapes in five of the states with the highest levels of net forest loss: Oaxaca, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Jalisco and Campeche. continue reading »

Nicaragua Using Nearly $40 Million Loan to Improve Transportation System

Nicaragua will improve the efficiency and safety of its transportation system and advance regional integration with a $39.2 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

IDB to Support Medium-size Companies in Latin America

The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, announced that the Bank will provide financing and technical advice to medium-size enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean seeking to establish or expand international operations. continue reading »

IDB Loan Will Support the Productive Community Secondary Education Model in Bolivia

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan for $40 million to finance the 2010 “Avelino Siñani-Elizardo Pérez” Education Law in Bolivia, which requires that secondary education be obligatory and that it follow a humanistic and technical model, among other things. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Improve Education Infrastructure with $167M Loan

Costa Rica will improve the physical conditions of educational infrastructure, the learning environment, and the efficiency in elmentary and secondary schools with a $167 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

IDB Loan To Improve the Quality of Human Resource Training in Colombia

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million loan to the government of Colombia to reform its human capital formation system. The program aims to improve the quality and relevance of human resource training as a means of raising productivity and labor qualifications in the country. continue reading »

IDB Loan Will Improve 1.7 Million Nicaraguans’ Quality of Life

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $35 million loan to improve electricity service in Nicaragua, the third part for the National Sustainable Electrification and Renewable Energy Program (PNESER, the Spanish acronym). continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Ecuador Receives $100M Credit to Improve Housing in Poor Communities

A $100 million credit from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help more than 16,000 poor households build better and more secure houses in Ecuador. continue reading »

IDB Finances Program to Improve Labor Force Productivity in El Salvador

The Inter American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $20 million to El Salvador to fund a training project that will improve the labor force productivity, particularly for young people between 16 and 29 years and workers in micro- and small-scale enterprises. continue reading »

Nicaragua Using $45M Loan to Improve Health Services For Most Vulnerable Groups

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a second loan for $45 million to Nicaragua to improve spending priorities and efficiency on health and social protection for the country’s most vulnerable groups. The reforms carried out by the program will meet the needs of pregnant women and children in the poorest fifth of the nation’s population. continue reading »

Indigenous, Afro-Hondurans Receive $4.4M Aid To Cope with Climate Change

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $4.4 million grant to boost indigenous and Afro-Honduran peoples’ ability to adapt to and mitigate climate change and to reduce their vulnerability to extreme weather events. continue reading »

Argentina Combats Chronic Diseases with IDB Assistance

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a $150 million loan to help Argentina reduce the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular events and other chronic ailments, with a special focus on people without health insurance. continue reading »

Peru to Spend $30 Million to Fight Generational Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan to the government of Peru to support social sector reform. continue reading »