Seminar: Key challenges and solutions facing governments in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017

February 01, 2017
Learn about the key findings about the study Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2017, conducted by IDB and OECD The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization from Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) invite you to a discussion with top economists and experts to discuss the state of the public administration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB approves the use of public procurement systems in eight Latin American and Caribbean Countries

November 04, 2013
Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru may now use procurement subsystems on Bank financed projects This approval reflects the countries’ efforts to improve their public procurement systems, which represent a $800 billion market in the region. The impact of these efforts is measured by various indicators, including market access, which has increased significantly as 70 percent of all public procurement opportunities are today accessible through electronic means. 

Jamaica Public Financial and Performance Management Program III

October 11, 2013
Luis Alberto Moreno, the President of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Honorable Peter D. Phillips, the Minister of Finance and Planning of Jamaica, signed today in Washington D.C. a US$60 million loan contract, the third tranche of financing for a public financial and performance management program.

IDB signed a US$20 million for Global Loan Program with the Caribbean Development Bank for small Caribbean countries

May 21, 2013
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed today a US$20 million for a Global Loan Program with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for projects in the four IDA-eligible Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member countries. This loan was approved yesterday by the CDB’s board. 

Statement by IDB President Moreno on the death of President Hugo Chávez Frías

March 05, 2013
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, today expressed his condolences to the government and the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the passing of their president, Hugo Chávez Frías.

Latin American and Caribbean countries commit to standardize crime and violence statistics

August 21, 2012
An IDB-financed project will help the region improve and harmonize information on citizen security CALI, Colombia – Fifteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean today confirmed their participation in a path breaking project to unify and share indicators on crime and violence at a citizen security conference held in this city. In addition, Bolivia, Guatemala and Panama expressed their intention to join the regional initiative.

Haiti, IDB agree on actions to speed up projects

August 13, 2012
At a meeting with President Martelly, Prime Minister Lamothe and cabinet ministers The government of Haiti and the Inter-American Development Bank have agreed on a series of plans of action to accelerate the execution of projects in six key sectors: agriculture, education, energy, transport, water and sanitation and private sector development.

IDB Caribbean Regional Forum “After the Crisis: Setting the Stage for Resilient Growth”

September 27, 2010
Convened in The Bahamas by the Inter-American Development Bank on October 1, the forum will bring together the Governors of seven of the IDB’s Caribbean member countries – typically the Ministers of Finance — along with other government officials, Central Bank governors, members of academia and IDB leadership in order to discuss the global economic context and the Caribbean.

Haiti receives $90 million in grants

April 28, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank is committed to providing Haiti unprecedented support over the next decade to help the country recover from the devastating January 12 earthquake. To that end, the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors has approved three key operations totaling $90 million in grants.

Trinidad and Tobago: Fourth Annual Meeting Group of Latin American and the Caribbean Debt Management Specialists

May 13, 2008
The Inter-American Development Bank and the Ministry of Finance, Trinidad and Tobago, will host the “Fourth Annual Meeting of the Group of Latin American and the Caribbean Debt Management Specialists” (LAC Debt Group) on May 14th – 16th, 2008 at the Trinidad Hyatt Regency Hotel.