A capital challenge in Haiti

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 03:00
Until February 2011, Jean-Claude Seropian, a French hydraulic engineer, worked in Paris as director of operations of Suez Environnement, one of the world’s leading water and waste management companies. That month he moved to Haiti as head of a team of five technical, financial and management experts from Suez and two sister companies, Aguas de Barcelona and United Water. Their mission: to work with the staff of Port-au-Prince’s ailing water utility to arrest the decline of its services.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
Report evaluates Bank’s efforts in measuring its development impact in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made strides to boost transparency, accountability and enhance the development impact of its investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the new edition of the IDB’s 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview.

IDB approves Compete Caribbean program and receives $32 million in grants from Canada and the United Kingdom

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved Compete Caribbean, a program to support private sector development and competitiveness in 15 Caribbean countries. The program, known as Compete Caribbean, is a joint initiative of the IDB, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID).

IDB confirms strong support for Barbados and announces new Country Strategy

Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 03:00
  The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank announced today the approval of the Country Strategy with Barbados for 2009-2013, affirming the IDB’s commitment to partner with the Government of Barbados on some of the country’s most important development priorities.   Sovereign-guaranteed lending is expected to be around $200 million over the five-year period and net cash flows from the Bank to Barbados are also expected to be positive in all years.  

IDB Annual Meeting concludes with countries vowing action on crisis

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 03:00
Governments approve kicking off process to review IDB capital levels. Seminars, dialogues, exhibitions and debates mark IDB’s 50-year anniversary.MEDELLÍN, Colombia – For nearly a week ending today, this picturesque and thriving city transformed itself into the economic epicenter of Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB Annual Meeting agenda highlights - March 30

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 03:00
Second and last day of official sessions of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, at the Plaza Mayor Convention Center. Representatives of the 48 member-countries are discussing during the two-day meeting the economic situation of Latin America and the Caribbean and ways the IDB can increase support to the region. In the evening, after the closing session, a socio-cultural event with artist Carlinhos Brown will take place at the Metropolitan Theater. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

IDB to start reviews for capital increases, boosting financing in short-term

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 03:00
MEDELLÍN, Colombia – The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today instructed the Bank’s management to “start immediately” to review the need for an increase in its ordinary capital, which currently stands at $101 billion, and a replenishment of its concessional lending window, the Fund for Special Operations.

IDB meeting ends amid concern over global economic crisis

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 03:00
MEDELLÍN, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank today closed the 50th annual meeting of its Board of Governors, starting a review process for a capital increase in light of the challenges posed by the global economic crisis on Latin America and the Caribbean. The Board of Governors, the Bank’s top policy-making body, brings together representatives from the 48 member countries of the IDB, the leading source of long-term lending for this region.

IDB Annual Meeting agenda highlights - March 29

Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 03:00
Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank begins today. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will speak during the inaugural session. Representatives of the 48 member-countries will discuss during the two-day meeting the economic situation of Latin America and the Caribbean and ways the IDB can increase support to the region.  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Informal meeting of the Board of Governors. (This event is closed to the public) 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Prepared Statement by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors

Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 03:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2009                  CONTACT: Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 Medellin, Colombia -- President Moreno, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be able to join you today.  I would like to thank the Government of Colombia for hosting this important meeting in this historic city of Medellin.  We meet at a critical time, for this hemisphere, for the global economy, and for the Inter-American Development Bank.