IDB report urges new social compact to spur growth, tackle pandemic and inequity

July 07, 2020
Careful sequencing of fiscal policies is key to growing sustainably and equitably after the pandemic Latin America and the Caribbean needs a new social compact of economic policies to ensure more inclusive growth following the pandemic, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-07-07

The IDB & The GovLab launch Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus

July 07, 2020
The Smarter Crowdsourcing initiative brings together a network of public leaders and global experts to address the challenges of managing a pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brooklyn, NY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, today launched “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus.” This rapid policy advising initiative convenes pu
2020-07-07

Costa Rica confronts pandemic and safeguards macroeconomic stability with IDB support

June 22, 2020
Costa Rica will receive a $250 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance its efforts to contain the COVID-19 sanitary crisis and mitigate its impacts on the economy. The budget-support, fast disbursement loan is in line with a rapid financial assistance (RFI) arrangement approved in April by the International Monetary Fund to help tackle the COVID-19 emergency and its effects on the country’s economy.
2020-06-22

IDB: COVID-19 Exposes Inadequate Support for Older People

June 12, 2020
Study shows that 8 million people over age 60 in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on long-term care.  “Age with Care” provides recommendations for building strong long-term care systems.
2020-06-12

IDB study explores tech opportunities for the Central American economy

June 12, 2020
Areas of study are greater efficiency in spending and public services, the tax-raising potential of the digital economy, and maximizing the benefits of remittances Using technology can help in major economic sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as remittances and public finances. As remittances decline, technology applied to international money transfers can generate efficiencies that help maximize the amount of money reaching recipients.
2020-06-12

IDB expands coverage for COVID-19 and public health risks in contingent loans

June 09, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is expanding the risks covered under the Contingent Credit Facility for Natural Disaster Emergencies (CCF) to include public health risks and COVID-19.
2020-06-09

Latin America and Caribbean: Tax revenue under threat amid deteriorating regional outlook

May 07, 2020
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increased to 23.1% of GDP on average in 2018, according to the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Latin America in the Caribbean published today. However, these gains are now under threat as a result of the region’s deteriorating fiscal outlook, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis.
2020-05-07

Business leaders unveil recommendations to face COVID-19

April 30, 2020
The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), a mechanism for advancing a public-private dialogue on public policies, today released a series of recommendations that seek to support the governments of the hemisphere in their health and economic response to the emergency of COVID-19. The 17 measures proposed by ABD can be found in the document Policy Recommendations on Addressing the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic and Mitigating Its Impacts.
2020-04-30

IDB launches interactive map of suppliers to respond to the COVID-19 emergency

April 28, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank, through the ConnectAmericas business platform, launched today an interactive map that allows users to quickly locate and find suppliers of goods and services in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the rest of the world, to face the pandemic of COVID-19.
2020-04-28

IDB approves more funding for Central America and the Dominican Republic to fight COVID-19

April 17, 2020
Initially planned funding of US$1.1 billion surges to US$2.8 billion to confront the coronavirus crisis The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made available to the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic nearly US$1.7 billion in additional funding for 2020 to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-17