IDB Launches JK Visionaries Award with $200,000 in Prizes

December 09, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the sixth round of the JK Visionaries Award—the highest honor bestowed by the IDB to recognize nongovernmental organizations for their transformative work in Latin America and the Caribbean. The award was created in 2009 in honor of Brazil’s former president Juscelino Kubitschek (JK), who was instrumental in establishing the IDB. This year’s award coincides with the IDB’s 60th anniversary.

Reducing Trade Costs Could Increase commerce with Asia by US$69 billion: IDB Report

December 09, 2019
Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean to Asia could grow 27 percent in the medium term if trade costs associated with tariffs, transportation, and logistics are reduced, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank.

Brazil will strengthen the fiscal sustainability of the State of Amapá with IDB support

December 09, 2019
A $30 million loan will contribute to the management of public spending and modernization of the tax system Brazil will contribute to the fiscal sustainability of the State of Amapá with the improvement of public expenditure management and the modernization of the tax system with the support of a $30 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB announces 12 shortlisted proposals of the Orange Innovation challenge

October 09, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the 12 shortlisted proposals of the first edition of the Challenge: Orange Innovation, which seeks to recognize innovative business models that are using cutting-edge technologies for specific sectors of the Orange Economy.

IDB launches inaugural Colombian Domestic Bond

December 04, 2019
Proceeds from COP 100,000 million transaction will finance IDB projects in Colombia. Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or IADB), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new COP100,000 million 5-year fixed rate Colombian domestic bond. The COP100,000 million issue (equivalent to approximately US$29 million) priced on November 25 and was structured by Credicorp Capital Colombia. The issue was priced at 100 percent (plus on day of accrued interest).

Trade liberalization has boosted Latin American and Caribbean economies, IDB study finds

November 25, 2019
However, governments need to do more to shore up support for trade and ensure benefits are more widely attained Latin America and the Caribbean region saw faster economic and wage growth thanks to a lowering of trade barriers, a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank shows. The study also provides policy recommendations to ensure the region is better positioned to take advantage of trade liberalization and make its benefits more tangible to citizens.

Damages and other impacts on Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian estimated at $3.4 billion: report

November 15, 2019
GREAT ABACO, The Bahamas – A new report estimates the total cost of the impacts and effects of Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas at $3.4 billion, with hundreds dead or missing and impacts on the economy that will last for years.

Colombia leads the 2019 Global Financial Inclusion Microscope for the 2nd consecutive year

October 31, 2019
Dominican Republic – Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico lead the ranking of the Global Microscope on the environment for financial inclusion, an index that focuses on regulation, political strategies, and infrastructure to address this issue. In these four countries, financial inclusion is a priority and incorporates digital approaches. While Colombia and Mexico lead public policy and consumer protection categories, Uruguay and Peru stand out in stability and financial integrity.

FOROMIC launches in the Dominican Republic, seeks to reinvent inclusion

October 31, 2019
The event was attended by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno. Dominican Republic – FOROMIC, the main event on innovation for the inclusion of Latin America and the Caribbean, has just started in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with the slogan “Reinventing Inclusion”. The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Finance, Donald Guerrero and the President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno.

IDB will hold Policy Dialogue and Forum on Better Management and Public Expenditure

October 31, 2019
Decision-makers and experts from Latin American and Caribbean countries will hold the Regional Fiscal Policy Dialogue and the Third International Forum of the Decentralization Network and Subnational Fiscal Management in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which will address the issue of better management and quality of public spending  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through the Fiscal Management Division, will conduct the Regional Fiscal Policy Dialogue and the Third International Forum of the Decentralization and Subnational Fiscal Management Network of Latin America and the