IDB Hosts 4th FintechLAC Network Meeting

May 30, 2023
Financial regulators, fintech associations and chambers, and the fintech ecosystem from Latin America and the Caribbean will meet on June 7 and 8, 2023, in Washington D.C., to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the industry during the 4th FintechLAC Network Meeting.  The event, called “Building a Fintech Ecosystem for Financial Inclusion,” will be open to online audiences and journalists. Those interested in participating can register through this link.

Ecuador Completes World’s Largest Debt-for-Nature Conversion with IDB and DFC Support 

May 09, 2023
With support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Ecuador completed a debt conversion that will allow the country to allocate resources for long-term marine conservation in the Galápagos Islands to promote greater sustainability and improve the quality of life of Ecuadorians.

CReCER 2023 to discuss sustainability reporting and the use of technology in government functions

May 04, 2023
The 11th CReCER Regional Conference on Transparency and Accountability for Regional Economic Growth will be held from May 9th to 11th, at the Hilton Morumbi Hotel, in São Paulo.

IDB launches USD 2.25 Billion 3.500% 10-year Sustainable Development Bond

April 05, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new USD 2.25 billion 10-year Global Sustainable Development Bond.

New Study Urges Action to Promote Latin America’s Circular Economy

March 29, 2023
A new report recommends that Latin America and the Caribbean accelerate the transition to a circular economy by overhauling laws and partnering more closely with the private sector to fund projects with a circular model.

IDB Signs Important Agreements with Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Uruguay at Annual Meeting

March 21, 2023
The presence of Governors and international partners enabled the signing of 13 credit contracts and other agreements within the meeting’s framework.

IDB Launches a New GBP 400 Million 7-Year Fixed- Rate Global Sustainable Development Bond

February 27, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new GBP 400 million 7-year global Sustainable Development benchmark. The transaction pays an annual coupon of 4.000% and matures on December 17, 2029. It was priced with a spread of 47bps over the UKT 0 ⅞ 10/22/29 reference Gilt, which equates to a semi-annual yield of 4.102%.

Colombia will Host the World’s Summit of Development Banks in 2023

February 15, 2023
Bancóldex, Colombia's business development bank, will host, together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Latin American Association of Financial Institutions for Development (ALIDE), the fourth edition of the Finance in Common Summit (FICS), the global network of public development banks.

Barbados Advances its Marine Spatial Planning Process with IDB support

January 23, 2023
The government of Barbados launched a planning process to set the foundations for its marine management, in an exercise supported technically and financially by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

MSMEs in El Salvador to Access Business Loans with IDB Support

January 16, 2023
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million loan to help micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in El Salvador thrive by expanding their access to medium- and long-term business loans.  Specifically, the IDB funds will finance lines of credit from the Banco de Desarrollo de la República de El Salvador (BANDESAL) that are designed for intermediary financial institutions, which in turn can offer loans to the enterprises themselves.