- Brazil. Fiscal Consolidation Program for the Development of Pernambuco.
- Brazil. PROFISCO Parana.
- Barbados. Fiscal Consolidation Programme.
- Brazil. Suplementary consulting services for BR-T1271. May 20, 2013
- Bolivia. Support for Implementation of Information System Planning. May 17, 2013
- Ecuador. Cuenca Sustainable City- Implementation Methodology, Action Plan and Pre-Investm. May 6, 2013
IDB signed a US$20 million for Global Loan Program with the Caribbean Development Bank for small Caribbean countries
IDB signed today a US$20 million for Global Loan Program with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for small Caribbean countries. May 21, 2013
Brazil will share statistics on security in a tool to harmonize data. May 16, 2013
New IDB book outlines need for tax reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean to further region’s development
IDB launches new book on the need for tax reform in Latin America and the Caribbean. May 15, 2013
Date: May, 2013
This executive summary presents the argument for using taxation as a development tool rather than simply a source of revenue. It also touches on some of the problem areas in tax systems including evasion, regressive personal income tax structures, and the failure to use taxes to improve environmental quality and general well-being. Together, this summary and the table of contents of the book provide just a taste of the rich information and valuable policy implications that distinguish this year's edition of the DIA.
Date: May, 2013
The right to a name and nationality is not only one of the most fundamental human rights but also a requirement to access to basic and essential services such as health and education. This right is exercised through an effective and universal civil registration. It also allows for reliable vital statistics and higher levels of transparency and efficacy that provides the foundation for inclusive public policies, especially social programs. Thus civil registry, legal identity and identity management (Id-M) are central elements for social and economic development. On the international stage, the creation and dissemination of knowledge around the civil registration and legal identity field has evolved from a single paper produced by UNICEF in 2000, to several knowledge sharing initiatives where the IDB has played a pivotal role. The launching of a webpage (http://iadb.libguides.com/registros) in 2011 that provides access to all IDB publications and projects on the topic is just one example of it. Birth under-registration rates has dropped from 18 percent to 9 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) since the IDB, through its legal identity and registry team took on the topic in 2002 . Though the Bank cannot claim the exclusive credit for this achievement, the fact that a development bank took on the issue is of major consequence.