IDB's President Moreno Keynotes Inaugural Caribbean Growth Forum in The Bahamas

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 03:00
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno was the keynote speaker at the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF), held in Nassau, The Bahamas on June 24-25. The CGF is an initiative led by the IDB, World Bank, and the Caribbean Development Bank with the support of the United Kingdom Agency for International Development and the Canadian International Development Agency. The CGF initiative was initiated to face the challenge of chronic low growth in the region. This is the highest priority for the Caribbean Department of the IDB.

15 microfinance institutions in the Caribbean to take part in capacity building program backed by MIF and partners

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 03:00
Program launch planned for Sept. 30 during the Caribbean Microfinance Forum IV in Bridgetown, Barbados Fifteen microfinance institutions in the Caribbean will participate in the second phase of the regional Microfinance Capacity-Building Project for the English-speaking Caribbean (Carib-Cap II), a program aimed at helping the region develop its microfinance industry.

Many hospitalizations due to chronic disease preventable, IDB study shows

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 03:00
Seminar in Bahia addresses epidemic of chronic disease in Latin America and the Caribbean Early interventions and improved primary care could prevent more than six million annual hospitalizations in Latin America and the Caribbean due to chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shows.

MIF launches initiative to reduce the impact of climate change for microenterprises in the Caribbean

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 13:18
Project to benefit 1,200 entrepreneurs in Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, and Belize The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), of the IDB Group, is investing US$1.5 million to launch a pioneering initiative that will help coastal communities and micro and small companies in the Caribbean to fight the impacts of climate change.

Heads of IDB, CCAA open international forum on Caribbean Investment and Development with public/private sector participants

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 19:08
Special guest Hon. Bruce Golding, Prime Minister of Jamaica More than 200 representatives from the public and private sector participate in the "International Forum on Caribbean Investment and Development," (IFCID); a comprehensive conference on business and economic development in the Caribbean. 

IDB Group expects to double financing to the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 03:00
Annual financing to companies in the region could exceed $3 billion by 2015 The Inter-American Development Bank Group expects to more than double its annual financing to companies in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next four years, a move that will help the Group fulfill its mission to promote development though the private sector in the region.

MIF approves $1.2 million to facilitate participation of small businesses in government procurement

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 03:00
Innovative projects will be developed in the Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Nicaragua The Multilateral Investment Fund ( MIF ) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a grants totaling $1.2 million to fund five projects that use information and communication technologies (ICT) to help small businesses participate in public e-procurement processes in the Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
Report evaluates Bank’s efforts in measuring its development impact in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made strides to boost transparency, accountability and enhance the development impact of its investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the new edition of the IDB’s 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview.

Report: weak dollar, inflation blunting purchasing power of remittances

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 03:00
After stabilizing in 2010, money transfers to Latin America and the Caribbean are poised to rise this year, according to the MIF Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean are likely to rise this year after stabilizing during 2010, although a weaker dollar and higher inflation are reducing their purchasing power in many countries, according to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).

University of the West Indies to establish Caribbean Competitiveness Center with support from IDB and the United Kingdom

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 03:00
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will help create a new Caribbean Competitiveness Center at the University of the West Indies (UWI) with a US$750,000 grant.