Ilan Goldfajn Elected IDB President

November 20, 2022
(Updated to add the starting date) Ilan Goldfajn was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today during a Special Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors. The meeting was held at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., with delegations attending virtually and in person. Nominated by Brazil, Goldfajn will take office for a five-year term on December 19, 2022.  
2022-11-20

IDB Report Shows Trade, Investment Potential Between Korea and Latin America and Caribbean

September 29, 2022
SEOUL – Vibrant trade and investment ties between Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean have the potential to create more robust bilateral and global value chains that help solve some of the major global challenges in food, energy and climate, a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank says.
2022-09-29

Belize to Attract More Foreign Investment and Streamline Exports with IDB Support

September 22, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank has approved an US$8 million loan to promote Belize´s foreign direct investment and trade performance through a series of measures aimed at streamlining trade and investment procedures and providing tools for small and medium-sized firms to join global value chains.
2022-09-22

Investment Forum Highlights Foreign Investment Opportunities in Paraguay

September 08, 2022
ASUNCION – Paraguay is well placed to take advantage of the reconfiguration of global and regional value chains and attract more foreign direct investment, setting the stage for more job creation and sustainable growth.
2022-09-08

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

Colombia to Strengthen Participation in Global Value Chains with Help from IDB

July 06, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will promote a more competitive and inclusive integration of Colombia’s economy into global and regional value chains, benefiting especially micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and women entrepreneurs.
2022-07-08

IDB Hosts Ministers and CEOs to Explore Nearshoring Investment Opportunities in Region

June 06, 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean could increase their exports by more than $70 billion in the short and medium term thanks to nearshoring, or the relocation of companies’ supply chains closer to end markets, according to preliminary data from a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2022-06-06

IDB Study Shows Path to Digitally Transforming Transportation in LAC

May 09, 2022
The report is based on data from an unpublished survey of 223 transportation companies and 96 industry leaders from around the globe. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lags behind on digital technologies in transportation, which presents a major opportunity to boost a key economic sector, an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study finds.
2022-05-10

PPP Americas Event Highlights Infrastructure Needs and Opportunities in the LAC Region

December 09, 2021
SÃO PAULO — In the challenging context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launches the 10th edition of PPP Americas, the principal forum on public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event aims to help jump-start economic recovery in in the region by supporting the use of PPP approaches and fostering better planning and maintenance of infrastructure projects.
2021-12-09

IDB Approves Additional $1.8 Billion for Sustainable Development, Integration in LAC

December 08, 2021
Resources approved this week will promote sustainability and inclusion policies and programs in Barbados, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, as well as economic integration among the River Plate Basin countries. More than 70% of approved resources, or $1.3 billion, were assigned to Brazil. The IDB will release its total 2021 loan and operations amounts by December 17. The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved five operations this week, totali
2021-12-08