IDB Lab

We seek to transform Latin America and the Caribbean developing its creative power

COVID-19

Latin American and the Caribbean entrepreneurs taking on the coronavirus

Publication

Tecnolatinas 2021: The coming of age of the startup ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean

Publication

COVID-19 and responsible use of data: Analysis of initiatives supported by IDB Lab (in Spanish)

IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the leading source of financing for improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our purpose is to drive innovation for inclusion in the region, co-creating life-changing solutions for vulnerable people affected by economic, social or environmental factors.
 

We mobilize financing, knowledge, and connections B

We mobilize financing, knowledge, and connections to support innovative entrepreneurs and the ecosystems where they can thrive.

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Financing

We offer versatile instruments for innovation, from ideation to scale in the market.

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Connections

We enable valuable connections that accelerate innovation and drive scaling.

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Knowledge

We leverage diverse thematic expertise to co-create innovative solutions and develop entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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Improving


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US$2 +billion

US$2+billion

in projects approved across 26 LAC countries

2,300+

2,300+

Operations deployed (144 equity investments; 161 loans; 2,000+ technical cooperation projects)

US$600+

US$600+

Million for seeding the financial inclusion and the venture capital markets

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