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An opportunity to see how we’re doing

By John Ferriter I’d like to thank Milagros Belgrano Rawson for the research she conducted for her article in this issue of IDBAmérica, and for her...

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.

Remittances to Latin American and Caribbean countries topped $45 billion in 2004

Latin American and Caribbean workers living abroad sent a record $45.8 billion to their homelands in 2004, up from $38 billion the previous year, the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) said today.

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...

Multilateral Investment Fund approves $2.9 million to help finance small enterprises in Guyana and Suriname

The Multilateral Investment Fund announced the approval of $2.9 million in financing to support the launching of a new financial institution that will provide credit to micro, small and medium-sized...

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,...

IDB approves $3,365,000 to help finance census in Suriname

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $3,365,000 loan to Suriname to help finance the country’s sixth general census and to analyze and disseminate its results.

The integration imperative

By Paul Constance Should people in Latin America still care about regional integration? With.

IDB approves 14.7 million for decentralization, low-income housing, in Suriname

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of two loans totaling $14.7 million to Suriname to introduce a housing reform that will benefit low-income households, and, in a separate program, to assist the government in carrying out political and fiscal decentralization as mandated by the constitution.

IDB approves $10.3 million for poverty reduction in Suriname

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a $10.3 million loan to Suriname to support a program to improve living conditions, economic opportunities and social well-being of the country's poorest communities.

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