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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 03:00
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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 03:00
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.

IDB supports energy efficiency green bonds

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 03:00
Financing package of up to $450 million to underwrite energy efficiency projects will also receive funding from Green Climate Fund The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved financing to establish a regional Energy Efficiency Green Bond Facility. The program was selected to receive up to $217 million in additional funding as one of eight projects worldwide in the first round of allocations announced by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on November 6.

Record-breaking amount of remittances received in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 03:00
According to Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean Set a New Record High in 2014, the increase reflects significant growth in remittance flows to Mexico (8 percent), Central America (7.4 percent) and the Caribbean (6.3 percent), linked to the recovery of the economy and labor market in the United States. However, there was a decrease of 1 percent to South America, partly due to the economic situation in Spain, which constitutes a major source of remittance flows to that subregion.

Remittance Flows Up in Central America and Caribbean, Down in Mexico and South America

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 03:00
MIF study outlines 2013 trends, continued importance of flows for the Region In 2013, remittances to Central America and the Caribbean increased over the previous year while remittance flows to South America and Mexico declined, resulting in flat growth for the region as a whole, according to a new report from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group.

Mexican migrant support program to improve with IDB support

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 03:00
Loan of $21 million will step up investments of Mexican migrants in their home communities The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a second loan for $21 million to strengthen the 3x1 Program for Migrants of the Government of Mexico, which aims to develop the communities that have sent Mexican migrants abroad by leveraging the investments they make through their community organizations.

MIF Invests in Mexican Venture Capital Fund to Support Education, Financial and Retail Services

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 03:00
$5 million impact investment in Mexico Development Fund I The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved a $5 million equity investment in Mexico Development Fund I (MDF-I), a venture capital fund that will provide financing, as well as strategic and operational advice to small and medium-sized companies in Mexico. The Fund will be operated by PC Capital Partners, a Mexican firm with extensive experience in financing, management consulting and private equity.

IDB partners with Banamex to back issuances of debt securities from Mexican companies

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 03:00
IDB approves a $150 million partial credit guarantee facility for Banamex clients Vinte is first to benefit from IDB-Banamex partnership The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $150 million partial credit facility for Acciones y Valores Banamex, S.A. de C.V., a unit of Grupo Financiero Banamex and a leading Mexican arranger and placement agent of debt securities in the Mexican local capital market.

IDB announces winners of its beyondBanking awards

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 03:00
Participate in Twitter using #IDBmtg Institutions from Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and Paraguay recognized for their contributions to sustainable banking MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the winners of its beyondBanking awards, which recognize outstanding contributions by financial intermediaries to sustainable banking in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Report: remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean rose to $61 billion in 2011

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 15:18
MIF’s annual analysis of migrants’ money transfers shows year-on-year growth of 6% Latin American and Caribbean migrants sent $61 billion in remittances to their home countries last year, up 6 percent from $57.6 billion in 2010, according to a report released today by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank group.