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.

IDB helps thousands of SMEs from the region to do business with China

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 03:00
3,000 business meetings were held at the China-LAC Business Summit The main goal of the 10th China-LAC Business Summit, recently organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), was to support Latin American and Caribbean small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with expanding their trade ties with China. Through these forums, the Bank has over the years enabled thousands of SMEs to penetrate the Chinese market, promoting knowledge exchange and business making.

Finance ministers discuss deeper regional integration to stimulate growth and development in LAC

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 03:00
Latin America and the Caribbean is urged to implement a bold integration agenda Finance ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, and the heads of the Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Treasury met today at the IDB to discuss policy options for relaunching regional integration to stimulate growth and contribute to long-term development in the region.

IDB and INTAL announce the winners of the INTALent competition on creative industries

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 03:00
The Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), from the Integration & Trade sector of the Inter-American Development Bank announced the winners of INTALENT, a competition for innovators in creative industries with regional impact.

Regional export decline eases: shipments fall 9% in the first quarter

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 03:00
The moderation of the contraction is observed in most countries of the region according to a new IDB report Exports from Latin America fell 9 percent between January and March 2016 compared to the same period the previous year. This figure indicates a deceleration with respect to the 2015 decline of 15 percent, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB announces INTALENT competition for innovators in creative industries with regional impact

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank, through the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), has launched the INTALENT competition, which seeks out innovative, technology-based talent with a focus on creative industries.

JICA and the IDB to Fund Energy and Infrastructure, Expanding their Co-financing Arrangement to $3 Billion

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 03:00
Regional Program Will Triple Current Target and Extend Its Reach throughout the Americas NASSAU, Bahamas - Through a new agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will invest a total of $3 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, as well as quality infrastructure projects related to energy savings.

Colombia to improve tax collection oversight and business competitiveness via electronic invoicing with support of IDB

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 03:00
A $12 million loan will benefit companies by lowering cost of complying with tax obligations and will facilitate trade between Colombia and other countries in the region The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $12 million loan to Colombia that will allow it to develop and implement a system of electronic invoicing, which will increase the country's tax and customs-duty collection capability and will ease Colombia's insertion into the international economy.

Colombia to deepen reforms in its health care system with the IDB

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 03:00
Loan for $250 million will support measures to increase efficiency and equity in health services  Colombia will strengthen its health care system through a model that emphasizes prevention with the help of a programmatic policy-based loan for $250 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).