August 23, 2022
The COP$110 million bond is a pilot project developed within the Financial Superintendence of Colombia’s “sandbox” for regulatory innovation The IDB Group — composed of the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest and IDB Lab — and Colombia’s Davivienda Bank successfully issued the first blockchain bonds in Latin America and the Caribbean, as a pilot project within Colombia’s regulatory innovation sandbox. This pilot is the first of its kind in the region.
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.
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.
June 15, 2022
On the final day of the Brazil Investment Forum (BIF), Latin America's largest foreign-investment event, IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone reinforced the institution's commitment to enabling vital foreign direct investment and public-private partnerships for the country's sustainable and inclusive development, while announcing the approval of a $150 million infrastructure loan.
June 14, 2022
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Brazilian Deputy Minister of Economy Marcelo Guaranys signed a commitment to broaden technical support for the Brazilian Ministry of Economy to align its policies with the best practices of OECD countries. A recent IDB study outlines efforts the Ministry has undertaken that follow OECD practices and contribute to the country's efforts to accede.
June 14, 2022
The Brazil Investment Forum (BIF) highlights the country’s biggest economic opportunities, including over $7.8 billion in nearshoring potential. IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone opened the two-day event, featuring nine panels and a session led by the IDB Group.
June 09, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of France, through the French Development Agency (AFD), to continue expanding their productive partnership in LAC. The IDB-AFD joint pipeline for 2022 has identified areas of collaboration of $593 million for the private sector and over $1.5 billion in sovereign guaranteed operations in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Ecuador.
April 27, 2022
Just a year after its launch, the Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP) has become the key reporting tool for issuers in the Latin America
April 26, 2022
Third edition of IDB, IDB Invest and Finnovista study highlights the rise of the fintech ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean, growing 112 percent from 2018 to 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the digitalization of numerous activities and sped up the adoption and consolidation of digital finance from fintech platforms in the region. Besides the payments and digital lending segment, the largest in the region, other emerging relevant verticals include business technology platforms for financial institutions, digital banks, and insuran
April 18, 2022
The study Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Consolidated Ecosystem for Recovery will be launched on April 26 at 9:30 a.m. (Washington, DC time) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finnovista will launch the third edition of the flagship study on the state of the Fintech ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean on April 26, virtually at 9:30 a.m. Washington, DC time during the opening of the annual FintechLAC meeting.