Finance Ministers of more than 30 countries and high officials of multilateral organizations to meet Oct. 11 at the IDB

October 04, 2017
Finance ministers from 34 countries of the Americas and the Caribbean are expected to attend a high-level meeting on October 11 with executives of the Inter-American Development (IDB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to discuss policy options for financial inclusion and regional trade integration. Argentine Finance Minister Luis Andrés Caputo will chair the Ninth Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, which will be held at the IDB’s headquarters.

Better management of tight budgets could help Latin American and Caribbean governments to raise living standards - OECD/IDB

December 06, 2016
SANTIAGO, Chile – Governments in Latin America will need to improve public sector management and capacity – including budget allocation – to compensate for the pressure on public finances from sliding commodity prices, according to a new report by the OECD and Inter-American Development Bank covering more than 15 countries in the region.

Finance ministers discuss deeper regional integration to stimulate growth and development in LAC

October 05, 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean is urged to implement a bold integration agenda Finance ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, and the heads of the Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Treasury met today at the IDB to discuss policy options for relaunching regional integration to stimulate growth and contribute to long-term development in the region.

Inter-American Development Bank / World Bank / Caribbean Development Bank joint press release on International Monetary Fund staff-level agreement with Suriname

April 15, 2016
The Government of Suriname and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on the key elements of an economic program that would be supported by a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). A reform agenda was put forward by the Surinamese authorities to stabilize Suriname’s economy and to set the stage for its recovery.

Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum 2015 with an eye towards the International Climate Conference, COP21

August 31, 2015
GENEVA, Switzerland - The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the government of Chile will host the 9th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF 2015) in Santiago de Chile from September 9-11. The conference will cover the latest developments in market-based mechanisms to address climate change, carbon trading, climate finance, and low-emission development. 

IDB backs program to give SMEs in Barbados greater access to credit

December 16, 2014
Loan of US$35 million will help modernize businesses and boost the country’s productivity The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of US$35 million, of which US$17.5 million come from its ordinary capital and US$17.5 million from the China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean, to help boost productivity in Barbados.

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. 

How Land Titling Can Boost Access to Credit for Farmers in Ecuador

March 27, 2013
For more than 70 years, the Herrera family has owned and farmed 300 hectares in the municipality of Pimampiro in northern Ecuador. The family had a deed for the land but it provided few details about the exact property lines, which areas had been set aside as protected areas, and in which parts farming was allowed.

7 innovative ideas to provide greater access to financial services in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 28, 2012
Technologies for Financial Inclusion Program announces 2012 finalists for its call for proposals The Technologies for Financial Inclusion Program has selected seven finalists among 98 nominees in its call for proposals 2012. The Program is sponsored by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and CAF, Development Bank of Latin America.

Barbados, IDB discuss fiscal sustainability, public debt and growth in the Caribbean

November 01, 2011
Government representatives, economists and policymakers tackle fiscal deficits and countercyclical measures  CHRIST CHURCH, Barbados – Government officials, policymakers, economists and members of academia analyzed ways to look at debt sustainability in the context of a complicated international economic outlook, by tackling fiscal problems and implementing at the same time sustainable countercyclical measures.