Job growth, increased saving keys to sustained and inclusive growth in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 13:05
IDB hosts regional Governors in Punta Cana to review opportunities for growth and investment PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic - The Governors for the Inter-American Development Bank’s member countries in the Central American isthmus and the Dominican Republic gathered at their 32nd Annual Meeting February 20-21 to discuss formulas for achieving inclusive economic growth, managing vulnerability to natural disasters and harnessing disruptive technologies to increase productivity and spur investment.

IDB Invest launches its largest bond in Mexican capital markets

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:36
IDB Invest has issued a new MXN 1,500 million (USD $81 million equivalent) 3-year bond in the Mexican capital markets. This is IDB Invest’s fourth and largest bond issuance in Mexico to date, as well as the first one since reorganizing its private sector operations as IDB Invest.

IDB launches 2018 Call for Proposals to receive financing for regional projects in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:39
THE DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR REGIONAL PUBLIC GOODS IS APRIL 16, 2018 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2018 call for proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects involving three or more countries.

Mosoj Bolivia Innova: Four innovations that are improving lives

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 14:44
The "Mosoj Bolivia Innova " event, to be held on February 15 at 11 a.m. at the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will present solutions in technology, urban transport, road safety and gastronomy that are improving the quality of life in Bolivia. The participants will explain how their innovative ideas were born and, with the support of the IDB, transformed into projects that create jobs and improve the lives of thousands of Bolivians.

IDB launches call for proposals about digital solutions in open code for subnational tax administration

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 09:30
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites organizations, governments and individuals to participate in the call for proposals about digital tools in open code aimed at improving tax administration of subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Trade between India and Latin America reached $30 billion in 2016, according to a new IDB study

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 14:55
“Latindia” report identifies nearly 200 Indian companies operating in the region, employing 50,000 local workers Through its Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a new study, “Latindia: The Future of Cooperation between India and Latin America,” which covers issues such as export destination markets, strategic business areas, global value chains, productive synergies, and oppor

IDB Invest supports microfinance institutions through local currency debt fund

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 14:34
IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will support Locfund II’s expansion through a loan of up to $10 million. The transaction will allow Locfund II to increase the number of local currency loans to microfinance institutions, benefiting a larger number of their clients, including women-led and rural, micro- and small-sized enterprises. 

IDB Invest and SOFID sign co-financing agreement

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:47
IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, and SOFID (Sociedade para o Financiamento do Desenvolvimento, Instituição Financeira de Credito, S.A.) will actively collaborate to promote investments in Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus in Central America and the Caribbean for projects aimed at agribusiness, energy, tourism and finance. The Framework Co-financing Agreement was signed during the Bank’s annual informal meetings with representatives of its non-regional member countries held in Lisbon between January 29 and 30, 2018.

Italy to contribute to IDB Transparency Fund

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 13:47
Italy is joining Norway, Canada and MasterCard as a partner and contributor to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Transparency Fund , a vital tool to help countries strengthen their anti-corruption and pro-transparency reforms. The government of Italy has donated €1 million. 

Initiative Announced to End Malaria in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 08:56
INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION AND CARLOS SLIM FOUNDATION TO ENDORSE FIVE-YEAR INITIATIVE DAVOS, Switzerland - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carlos Slim Foundation today announced an initiative to support seven Central American countries and the Dominican Republic in taking the final steps necessary to eliminate malaria in their territories.