IDB Backs Transparency and Integrity Program for Sustainable Development in Honduras

September 28, 2022
Honduras will use a $195 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to tighten accountability, enhance government transparency, and boost the effectiveness of its integrity policies and corruption control systems. This operation will design and adapt an online data display platform to promote more transparent budgeting and public spending.
2022-09-28

Barbados Places Climate Financing Firmly on Agenda with IDB, Nature Conservancy Support

September 21, 2022
Barbados has completed a debt conversion for nature backed by a US$150 million guarantee from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), allowing the country to reduce borrowing costs and use savings to finance a long-term marine conservation program. The unique deal underscores the country’s innovation in mainstreaming climate sustainability and biodiversity into its fiscal management agenda.
2022-09-21

Brazilian State of São Paulo to Advance its Digital Transformation with IDB Support

September 08, 2022
The State of São Paulo, Brazil, will advance its digital transformation process to improve the quality and efficiency of public services to citizens, with a $164 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The funds will be used to expand digital inclusion through greater access to and use of digital public services, and to improve the efficiency and transparency of public management through digital transformation.
2022-09-08

IDB Supports Digital Transformation in Brazil's Alagoas State

September 01, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $15 million loan to boost the digital transformation of the government of the Brazilian state of Alagoas. The goal of the project is to help improve the state's relationship with its citizens, increase people's satisfaction with public services, and lower the cost of using those services.  
2022-09-01

IDB Finds Digital Services Drive 74% Savings for Businesses and Citizens of São Paulo City

August 31, 2022
Brazilian municipality obtained a return of 27 reals for every real invested in digital transformation. The study analyzed costs related to travel, wait times, shipping, human resources and other aspects. A study conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) based on data from the City of São Paulo, “Economic benefits of the digital transformation of public services
2022-08-31

Small Businesses Turn to Fintechs to Bridge Funding Gap in Latin America

August 30, 2022
Joint study by University of Cambridge and Inter-American Development Bank shows that firms accessing fintech credit became more resilient, maintaining or increasing jobs, income, and sales.
2022-08-30

IDB and UPU Unite to Modernize Postal Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) signed an agreement to modernize and transform postal services in Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to promote regional integration and trade, strengthen value chains and foster the digital economy.
2022-08-23

IDB Approves $80 Million to Boost MSMEs Productivity in Argentina

August 08, 2022
Argentina will increase productivity of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with an $80 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 
2022-08-08

IDB Report: Better Access to Financing for Firms Could Drive Growth and Jobs in Caribbean

August 08, 2022
A new report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest recommends Caribbean countries focus on overcoming obstacles to financial access and inclusion for businesses, because having more developed and inclusive financial systems could increase growth and reduce poverty and income inequality.
2022-08-08

Barbados to Promote Environmental Sustainability with Innovative IDB Solution

August 04, 2022
Barbados will promote environmental sustainability and economic development with a US$100 million guarantee approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that will allow the country to create a long-term instrument to finance measures related to sustainability and marine conservation.
2022-08-04