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 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.

La Hipotecaria gets IDB financing to boost mortgage lending in El Salvador, Panama and Colombia

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 03:00
$20 million financing package will help boost mortgage financing for low- and middle-income individuals, contributing to lower the region’s housing gap La Hipotecaria will get a financial package of approximately $20 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to boost residential mortgage financing to low- and middle-income individuals in El Salvador, Panama and Colombia.

Report: weak dollar, inflation blunting purchasing power of remittances

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 03:00
After stabilizing in 2010, money transfers to Latin America and the Caribbean are poised to rise this year, according to the MIF Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean are likely to rise this year after stabilizing during 2010, although a weaker dollar and higher inflation are reducing their purchasing power in many countries, according to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).

IDB boosts support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America

Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will boost its support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing as much as $60 million in new financing for Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura S.A. (CIFI).

IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund supports CoreCo Central America I L.P. Fund

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 03:00
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) the Inter-American Development Bank's private-sector arm that promotes opportunity for small and microenterprises, has committed up to $5.5 million to the fund CoreCo Central America I L.P. (“CoreCo”), which will invest in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Central America. 

Panama will strengthen fiscal policy and increase transparency

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 03:00
A $200 million IDB loan will support the implementation of a modern fiscal policy framework based on best international practices Panama will reform its tax administration and improve its public expenditure management with a $200 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB’s President Moreno says greater integration with Asia is helping Latin American growth

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 03:00
Rising trade and investment with Asia has helped increase exports from Latin America and the Caribbean and the region’s contribution to the growth of the world economy, said Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), during his visit to India this week. Higher incomes in Asia, particularly India and China, are opening opportunities for the region’s goods and services, especially high-quality ones: from natural and unique grass fed beef, renowned wines, and specialized coffees to the high-quality services of architects and engineers, Moreno said.