Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center Annual Report 2008

Jan 2009
This report summarizes the activities of the IDB Cultural Center in 2008. During 2008, the IDB Cultural Center supported cultural programs that increased the potential for development and reduction of poverty in the member countries, contributed to strengthen cultural institutions and their efforts to serve and better educate their constituencies, developed a successful program of activities related to Miami, the host city of the 49th Annual Meeting of Governors of the IDB, promoted a better image of the member countries, and utilized the IDB Art Collection to highlight the role of the Bank, and serve as a good will ambassador to various places. Overall in 2008, the Cultural Center disbursed US$240,000 in the 26 countries of the Region, co-financing 45 micro-cultural projects out of a total of 783 proposals presented during 2008.