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.

Jamaica will strengthen its fiscal sustainability with IDB support

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 03:00
A $50 million loan will boost tax revenues, enhance control over budgetary expenditure and reinforce customs administration effectiveness  Jamaica will boost its tax revenues and strengthen its fiscal sustainability program for economic growth with a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

Latin American and Caribbean exports will contract around 50 billion dollars in 2016

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.

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.

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.

The trade slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean is more intense than in the rest of the world

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.

Civil Society Groups and the IDB debate best path for sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 03:00
More than 400 representatives of non-governmental organizations and the private and public sectors meet for two-day forum in the Dominican Republic ***Watch the proceedings via Livestream Nov. 8-9***

2016 Foromic Conference closes with emphasis on digital finance as a tool for inclusion

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 19:27
The growing role technology plays in expanding financial inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean was one of the main themes of the 19th annual Foromic conference, which closed today in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The issue was central to both the opening remarks by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, and to the closing remarks by Brigit Helms, General Manager of the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), organizer of the event.

2016 Foromic conference opens in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 18:03
Institutions from Chile, Peru and Jamaica win the Inter-American Awards in Financial and Entrepreneurial Innovation Foromic, the leading event focused on financial inclusion and enterprise development in Latin America and the Caribbean, opens today in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The theme of this 19th annual edition of the conference is “Creating Opportunities through Financial Inclusion.” Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness will both present remarks at the inaugural session.

IDB President, experts to talk to members of media accredited to the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 03:00
Habitat, the main global conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, is being held for the first time in Latin America The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will have a strong presence in the Habitat III Conference to be held in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 17-20, 2016.