IDB Announces Winners of Inaugural Infrastructure 360º Awards

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 03:00
Follow us on Twitter using @the_IDB Winning projects in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Peru exemplify leadership in climate and environment, social impact, governance and innovation

IDB survey finds Latin Americans want more transparency in city governments

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 03:00
Follow us on Twitter using @the_IDB Poll on megacities and infrastructure covered Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City and São Paulo Latin Americans living in major cities want more transparency and participation in local governments’ decisions on new policies and investments involving urban infrastructure, according to results of a groundbreaking survey released by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today.

IDB backs improving public services to benefit Colombia’s citizens, civil servants and businesses

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 03:00
Bank will finance personal attention centers, civil servant training, rationalization of processes and simplification of procedures, among other measures 

Colombia to improve tax collection oversight and business competitiveness via electronic invoicing with support of IDB

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 03:00
A $12 million loan will benefit companies by lowering cost of complying with tax obligations and will facilitate trade between Colombia and other countries in the region The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $12 million loan to Colombia that will allow it to develop and implement a system of electronic invoicing, which will increase the country's tax and customs-duty collection capability and will ease Colombia's insertion into the international economy.

Who are the region’s high-growth women entrepreneurs and what motivates them?

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 03:00
A new study analyzes their characteristics and challenges The new study “WEGrow: Unlocking the Growth Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean,” finds that these entrepreneurs are opportunity-driven rather than necessity-driven, and that they mention economic independence, passion and creating jobs as their main reasons for launching their business ventures.

Peru is among best countries for women entrepeneurs but can do more

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 03:00
Peru is one of the best countries for women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, but better access to bank finance would help them grow their businesses and contribute much more to growth and job creation, according to the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group.

Caribbean Governors of Inter-American Development Bank conclude meeting in Trinidad

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 03:00
Regional Finance Ministers and IDB Discuss Economic Trends, Private Sector Reform, and Caribbean Energy Initiative

Jamaica strengthens its fiscal sustainability with IDB support

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 16:55
An $80 million loan will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the country’s tax system  The Government of Jamaica will strengthen its fiscal sustainability path and promote higher economic growth with an $80 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Jamaica to improve competitiveness with IDB support

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 12:29
A $60 million loan program will promote tax and land titling reforms and improve access to credit

Colombia to improve policies and strategies for freight transport and logistics with IDB support

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 03:00
A loan for $15 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to Colombia will finance the implementation of the country’s National Logistics Policy and strengthen competitiveness of domestic and foreign trade by optimizing the national transport system for the distribution of goods and merchandise.