The IDB updates its Procurement Policies

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has carried out an ambitious “Amendment to its Procurement Policies” intended to support the implementation of the Bank’s Institutional Strategy in such areas as technology and innovation, resource mobilization, as well as in the aspects of sustainability, institutional capacity and Rule of Law. The strategic priorities defined in the first…

Coding bootcamps as a response to the shortage of digital talent in Latin America

A new publication of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) entitled “Disrupting Talent: The Emergence of Coding Bootcamps and the Future of Digital Skills ”, explores the potential of bootcamps as a fast and effective alternative to solve the shortage of digital talent in Latin America and the Caribbean. The bootcamps are intensive training programs in…

Foreign Direct Investment to Latin America and the Caribbean Slides by 6%

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), revealed on Thursday the results of its Annual Report on the Flow of World Investment, WIR 2019. The Investment Promotion Council (CONAPRI), as Venezuela’s investment promotion agency and partner of UNCTAD, collaborates with this report since 1990, via the administration of the surveys applied to the…

IDB launches Orange Innovation challenge to boost cultural and creative industries

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is launching a new challenge known as Orange Innovation to select and finance proposals of up to $500,000 from entities with the best and most innovative business models using cutting-edge technologies to in some sectors of the Orange Economy. The IDB, through its IDB innovation lab (IDB Lab), the Innovation and Creativity Division…