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Inter-American Development Bank to hold Annual Meeting in Bahia, Brazil
  • Online media registration is now available for March 27–30 gathering of Latin American and Caribbean leaders
  • Spotlight on innovations in health and education, impact investing, SMEs, women entrepreneurship and sustainable energy

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold its Annual Meeting in Bahía, Brazil, March 27-30, bringing economic leaders from its 48 member countries to discuss the development needs of Latin America and the Caribbean and how the IDB may help the region address such challenges.

Representatives of other development agencies, commercial banks, companies and civil society organizations will also attend the gathering, which will take place in Costa de Sauípe, Bahia. The event will mark the 55th annual meeting of the IDB’s Board of Governors, the Bank’s top decision-making body. Most IDB governors are finance ministers or central bank presidents.

During the event the IDB will release its annual macroeconomic assessment of the region’s outlook as well as hold discussions on the Latin America and the Caribbean’s new development frontiers, covering topics such as how to improve education and health services and how to boost investments in sustainable energy and energy efficiency.

Other sessions will focus on how to make small and medium-sized businesses more productive and export-ready; women entrepreneurship and impact investing.

Members of the news media may register for the event and learn about hotel availability at the Annual Meeting’s website.

The IDB is Latin America and the Caribbean’s leading source of multilateral financing and knowledge for development. Its mission is to combat poverty and inequality, bringing about sustainable growth.

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