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2014-10-15 12:30:37

On the eve of World Food Day, the IDB and the PepsiCo Foundation announce $5 million grant for nutrition program to help children in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on the eve of World Food Day, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the PepsiCo Foundation launched Sustained Program to Improve Nutrition (Spoon), a five-year program designed to simultaneously prevent undernutrition and reduce the risk of obesity in babies...

2014-09-09 16:20:58

DUBAI, UAE, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural West Africa Investment Forum confirms a range of PPP infrastructure projects across eight West African countries valued at $19 billion including significant commitment by UAE entities. The inaugural West Africa Investment Forum (WAIF) today announced a package of seventeen infrastructure projects planned for the UEMOA (West Africa Economic & Monetary Union) region with significant funding by UAE entities....

2014-07-31 08:32:46

Latin American and Caribbean government agencies, major infrastructure developers and local providers to gather in Miami in September to launch ConnectAmericas.com Infrastructure Community MIAMI, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin American countries seeking to remain internationally competitive need to invest close to five percent of their GDP to bridge the region's infrastructure gap. That presents big opportunities for firms throughout the hemisphere. Those opportunities will be...

2014-06-26 08:24:14

Business and government leaders, large infrastructure developers, contracting agencies, financiers, and SMEs that provide goods and services related to infrastructure to gather in Miami for the Trade Americas and ConnectAmericas Expo MIAMI, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin Trade Group, the leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) recently launched...

2014-06-23 20:20:13

JEDDAH, KSA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 298th meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the Bank that convened on Sunday at the IDB headquarters in concurrence with the 39th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), approved US$ 447.6 million towards financing several new development projects in a number of member countries, as well as three grants under the IDB Waqf fund for educational projects for Muslim communities in...

World’s Major Development Banks Take A Closer Look At Earth Observation
2013-04-30 11:55:03

ESA International development banks often invest in regions where projects can be difficult to monitor and evaluate. Earth-observing satellites are proving to be important tools for the development sector. From 800 km high, satellites enable objective observations consistently over space and time. They can detect changes in land cover, monitor water quality and identify pollutants, evaluate the health of a coral reef or help assess how coastal zones are influenced by sea-level rise....

2011-03-25 00:00:30

FreeBalance to leverage its Canadian Public Financial Management Expertise and Latin America & Caribbean Customer Experience Ottawa, Canada (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 FreeBalance, a global Government Resource Planning (GRP) software company, announced that it is attending the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the 26th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC). The meeting...

2011-02-22 13:45:00

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest multilateral provider of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, today announced a landmark partnership to spur social and economic growth in 26 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. The partnership's inaugural project was launched in Mexico with an agriculture initiative...

2011-02-01 08:00:00

Says a new report from independent evaluation at multilateral development banks. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG), a network of independent evaluation units of multilateral development banks (MDBs), released today a synthesis evaluation on MDB assistance to Agriculture and Agribusiness. The evaluative lessons assume special significance today as the world faces the possibility of another food crisis, as food prices rose to a record...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.