The Bank has increased its financing, adjusted lending instruments and accelerated procedures to help the countries of the region cope with the pandemic, and its socioeconomic impacts.

The IDB Group approved a record $21.6 billion in financing in 2020 in response to COVID-19, capped by the mobilization of $1 billion for vaccine acquisition and distribution.

Explore IDB-funded projects by country and priority area.



Inequality and Social Discontent

Economic Report on Central America, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Panama. This IDB report analyzes the increase in poverty and inequality in the face of the challenge of the pandemic and proposes public policies to mitigate them.

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The impact of COVID-19 on the economies of the region

The following documents analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the countries of the region. The main channels of transmission of the global shock for the region, the potential impact on its growth and the measures adopted by governments are analyzed.

Caribbean countries

Access the analysis for The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Download here

Central America countries

Access the analysis for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic (content in Spanish). Download here

Andean countries

Access the analysis for Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela (content in Spanish). Download here

Southern Cone countries

Access the analysis for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay (content in Spanish). Download here


To help in the municipal management of the coronavirus crisis, we present a special section of the IDB Cities Network, with webinars, publications, blogs and specialized municipal portals. Likewise, we are launching the Ideathon: The Return to Public Life, to find replicable, low-cost and fast-execution solutions for a new, more sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban community in Latin America and the Caribbean. Apply your idea until July 31.

Learning from each other’s experience

Visit IDB’s special platform IDB Cities Network on local management of the coronavirus health and socioeconomic crisis, featuring webinars, publications, blogs and specialized municipal portals, among other tools for Municipalities. Read more

Ideathon The Return to Public Life: post-COVID-19 solutions for a new urban normal

How to return to the streets and reactivate public spaces in a post-pandemic city? The IDB seeks replicable, low-cost and fast-running solutions for a new, more sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban normal in Latin America and the Caribbean. Present your idea until July 31. Read more.