Friday, February 3, 2017 - 03:00
Annual costs of crime and violence estimated at $261 billion for region; impacts vary among and within countries Violence and crime impacts much higher than for developed nations Report calculates foregone income of murder victims, imprisoned individuals A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates the direct annual cost of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at $261 bill
Novel Facebook-based survey measures citizen frustration with bureaucracy in Latin America and Caribbean
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 03:00
The IDB has launched two studies on quality and innovation in public services The Inter-American Development Bank launched two studies that show the low regard citizens have for the quality of public services they receive and how innovation can help make these services less bureaucratic.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 03:00
Improving the road linking Huánuco - La Unión - Huallanca will facilitate exports of products from Peru's Sierra and jungle The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $80 million loan to support upgrades, improvement and conservation of the Huánuco - La Unión - Huallanca road, which links productive areas of Peru's sierra and jungle with the country's main foreign trade hubs, including the port of Callao.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 03:00
A new report by the IDB points to a lower rate of export contraction due to the stabilization of commodity prices Latin American and Caribbean exports are expected to fall approximately $50 billion, or 6 percent, in 2016, a lower contraction rate than the 15 percent observed in 2015. This relative improvement was mainly due to a rebound of commodity prices, according to a report conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) using detailed data for 24 countries in the region. The value of total exports should reach $850 billion in 2016.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 03:00
Program will broaden export base both nationwide and in border areas, improve trade promotion and intelligence to reach out to new markets Paraguay will strive to increase and diversify its exports base with the launch of the Entrepreneurial Development Services Support Program, an initiative that will be supported by a $10 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 17:37
Plan will broaden housing loans for the emerging middle class and finance developers of multi-family projects Paraguay will facilitate financing for construction and access to housing with the help of a $30 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
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.
IDB backs program to boost competitiveness in Paraguay's agriculture sector and economic integration
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:44
Road upgrades and conservation will benefit small- and medium-size producers and a population of 522,000 people Paraguay will improve the competitiveness of its farm and livestock sector and its economic integration, particularly in the east of the country, with a road upgrade and conservation project backed by a $90 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Better governance and greater integration to determine fate of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 03:00
New Atlantic Council report commissioned by IDB offers contrasting scenarios for crime, democracy, trade and economic growth The Atlantic Council today released "Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios," a report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that looks at how the region's countries could evolve over the next 14 years, underscoring how more integration and better governance hold the key to greater prosperity.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 03:00
South American and Caribbean countries were the most affected. Following two years in a downward trajectory, the value of Latin American exports fell 14.8 percent in 2015, and 8.5 percent in the first seven months of 2016, according to the Trade and Integration Monitor 2016 of the Inter-American Development Bank.