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.
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.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 03:00
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***
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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 03:00
IDB study offers ways to finance sustainable urban growth Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean are growing at breakneck speed. The million-dollar question is– how should they manage and finance their sustainable development so they can continue to expand and at the same time optimize the use of space and be a comfortable place to live in?
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 03:00
New publication analyzing seven countries shows greater fiscal decentralization could boost development at state and municipal level Giving state and city governments in Latin America more autonomy to manage their own sources of tax revenue could promote greater local development and efficiency, according to a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 13:25
Resources will complement government actions to address the emergency The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has activated a contingency loan of US$300 million to support the Ecuadorian government with losses and emergency expenses associated with the devastating earthquake that hit the Northern coast on April 16.