MERCOSUR Exports Increase as the Bloc’s Integration Strategy Is Revitalized

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 09:09
BUENOS AIRES - Exports of the MERCOSUR bloc grew by 13.8% in 2017 amidst efforts to modernize the integration agreement, according to a report published by the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), part of the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This is the first time that MERCOSUR’s external sales have gone up in five years.

Italy to contribute to IDB Transparency Fund

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 13:47
Italy is joining Norway, Canada and MasterCard as a partner and contributor to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Transparency Fund , a vital tool to help countries strengthen their anti-corruption and pro-transparency reforms. The government of Italy has donated €1 million. 

Brazilian states will boost tax revenues, improve competitiveness with PROFISCO II

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 19:00
IDB approves $900 million conditional credit line for the PROFISCO II program Ceará will be the first Brazilian state to benefit, with $70 million loan The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $900 million credit line to support Brazilian states’ efforts to modernize their fiscal management and improve tax administration and public spending management.

IDB supports Colombia’s efforts to fight and prevent corruption

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 19:00
Colombia will strengthen public surveillance and promote its institutions’ transparency and integration by boosting up the effectiveness of the Public Prosecutor's Office (PGN, after its Spanish initials) with help from a $40 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

New IDB-supported national identity system in Jamaica to cut transaction costs, facilitate services

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 08:10
Jamaica will have a reliable identification system that will make it easier and cheaper for citizens and legal residents to prove their identity for a variety of transactions, from opening bank accounts to getting social services from government agencies. By reducing transactional costs on identity verification, the National Identification System (NIDS) will help cut bureaucracy and improve the delivery of government services. Among other benefits, it will make it easier to access birth certificates, especially for mothers and persons with special needs.

The IDB approves two loans to Argentina for a total of $220 million

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:10
The IDB will finance an infrastructure and road safety program in the Province of Buenos Aires and the implementation of Argentina’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy Road network capacity and safety in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province

IDB Group and Civil Society discuss sustainable development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 19:00
More than 500 civil society representatives from 26 nations and international experts share knowledge on innovation from the perspective of future jobs, intelligent cities, the digital economy and social innovation SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia – More than 500 representatives from Latin American and Caribbean Civil Societies organizations met in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with senior Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) officials to discuss ways to put innovation at the service of sustainable development.

Brazil bets on innovation to promote economic development, boost corporate production

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 07:22
IDB loan will support Finep’s efforts to strengthen innovation in strategic sectors, increase MSMEs modernization and foster technological endeavors growth The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $1.5 billion conditional credit line for investment projects (CCLIP) to support Brazil’s efforts to boost corporate productivity through more private investments in innovation and more dynamism in its national innovation system.

IDB approves $50 million loan to improve civil registry procedures in Peru

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 03:00
Citizens of Peru will have better access to civil registry and identification services thanks to an $80-million-dollar project, of which $50 million will be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The initiative seeks to lower the costs of obtaining identification documents, with improved coverage for in-person services, better attention for disadvantaged people and the incorporation of digital technologies.

The IDB and Miami Dade College select eighteen startups from Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida to participate in Demand Solutions Miami 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:58
Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host Demand Solutions Miami on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Eighteen startups in design, fashion, gastronomy, music and multimedia have been selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind conference that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship that improves lives.