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More growth or less inequality?

Increased investment, low inflation, an improved fiscal situation, decreased unemployment. Latin America and the Caribbean have been hearing plenty of good news the past 18 months. A group of renowned economists analyzed the situation at a seminar hosted by the IDB Research Department to honor IDB President Enrique V. Iglesias, who will retire on September 30. Iglesias himself opened the seminar, which was chaired by IDB Chief Economist Guillermo Calvo, with the participation of Ricardo Hausmann, Michael Mussa, José Antonio Ocampo and John Williamson.

IDB approves $3 million line of credit to Barbados

Latin American and Caribbean central banks to strengthen statistics systems on remittances

The Multilateral Investment Fund will provide a $1,065,909 grant to a project to help Latin American and Caribbean central banks strengthen their information and statistics systems to better track remittances, the Inter-American Development Bank announced today.

A great contributor to Afro-Latinos

Social inclusion of Afro-Latinos in Latin America and the Caribbean has been a pressing problem since Spanish ships loaded with black slaves landed in the new hemisphere. In spite of the challenges, Nobel laureate economist Sir Arthur Lewis (1915-1991), an Afro-descendant from St. Lucia, did more than just succeed. He ranked among the most prolific writers in his field and left a legacy to knowledge in development economics.

Not quite equal under the law

By Charo QuesadaOn paper, Latin America is almost a model of equitable and gender-neutral justice. Nearly all governments in the region have signed and ratified international agreements...

Caribbean experts urge greater investment in water sector

Financing water and sanitation services in the Caribbean

Caribbean community, IDB, sign for financing to support international trade negotiations

IDB hosts seminar on remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank and its Multilateral Investment Fund will host on Monday, November 24 a seminar on remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean,...

Call for papers

The Euro-Latin Study Network on Integration and Trade is inviting researchers whose primary base is Europe to submit papers on macroeconomic dimensions of regional integration, European Union enlargement and adjustment policies during the transition, and the impact of regional integration on economic convergence and growth.

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