SUPPORT TO COUNTRIES
THE IDB APPROVES RECORD $21.6 BILLION IN FINANCING IN 2020
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.
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.
The 2020 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report
This IDB report includes a set of fiscal, monetary and financial policy recommendations for governments to address the coronavirus. Download here.
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.
Access the analysis for The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Download here.
Access the analysis for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic (content in Spanish). Download here.
Access the analysis for Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela (content in Spanish). Download here.
Access the analysis for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay (content in Spanish). Download here.
CITIES AND CORONAVIRUS CRISIS MANAGEMENT
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.
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.
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.
CITIZEN PERCEPTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
Latin American and Caribbean citizens are united in this emergency. From the IDB Group, we are working restlessly to assist the region. On the citizen observatory of artificial intelligence, we are processing millions of content bites produced by people in an effort to listen and understand citizens in the context of this crisis. We are opening this resource to the public to encourage actionable opportunities for citizens, governments, and the private sector. Visit the observatory here.
CORONAVIRUS IMPACT DASHBOARD: TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT
This dashboard monitors the impact of coronavirus in Latin America and the Caribbean in real time and its effects on “social distancing” by tracking traffic congestion and public transport ridership across the region: Coronavirus Impact Dashboard.
Latin America has experienced sudden stops in the past. The coronavirus takes the challenge to a new level
This article delves into how the current economic crisis, propelled by the coronavirus, differs from other crises in the past. Here we analyze what to expect and how to proceed when a country’s external financial aid is interrupted. Click here for more.
Commercial Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Potential Impact of COVID-19
In this webinar with our experts Paolo Giordano and Cloe Ortiz de Mendivil, you will learn different scenarios of how this pandemic could impact international commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Webinar in Spanish)
Global Risk Scenarios in the COVID-19 Context
On this website, you can find different scenarios according to the risk level caused by the COVID-19 crisis (Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Go to the website here.