Transportation in Latin America and the Caribbean
At the Inter-American Development Bank Transport’s Division we pursue the goal of promoting economic development and quality of life of its inhabitants through transportation and infrastructure activities in an efficient, affordable, sustainable and safe way.
Our operational and knowledge lines of action focus in an integrated view of the different types of passenger and freight transport (road, urban, rail, air, ports) in combination with the strategic areas of Road Safety, Freight Logistics and Sustainable Transport (REST), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Major Projects, which are the Banks’s differentiating factor in expertise and specific knowledge generation in the transportation sector in the Latin-American region.
Transport’s projects take into account the characteristics of each country, the importance of regional integration, gender dimensions and environmental, social and fiscal interventions while emphasizing the importance of public investment growth and of private sector participation in infrastructure financing.
Costa Rica will educate more than 4,000 children in elementary school on the importance of road safety with IDB support. Mar 27, 2014
El Salvador increase regional trade through the rehabilitation of 27 km of the Mesoamerican Pacific Corridor with a $115 million IDB loan. Dec 19, 2013
Colombia to improve policies and strategies for freight transport and logistics with an IDB $15 million loan. Dec 17, 2013
IDB Transport in the press
Source: Air Cargo World
Transportation, including air cargo, can improve Latin America’s economy – but right now, it is an obstacle to growth in the region.
Oct 30, 2013.
The V Road Safety Week ended with the objective of generating awareness actions for safety on the roads and, therefore, reduced traffic accidents.
Oct 6, 2013.
- Argentina. Binational Study Bridge Eldorado-Mayor Otaño.
- Brazil. PROCIDADES - Londrina.
- Brazil. Support to the Northeast Region Productive Development Program - PRODEPRO.
- Regional. Support to Development of Intelligent Transport Systems. Jan 27, 2014
- Colombia. Support to the Implementation of the National Logistics Policy. Dec 16, 2013
- El Salvador. Mesoamerican Pacific Corridor Improvement Program. Dec 16, 2013
- Lord Norman Foster (03:00)