Better management of tight budgets could help Latin American and Caribbean governments to raise living standards - OECD/IDB

December 06, 2016
SANTIAGO, Chile – Governments in Latin America will need to improve public sector management and capacity – including budget allocation – to compensate for the pressure on public finances from sliding commodity prices, according to a new report by the OECD and Inter-American Development Bank covering more than 15 countries in the region.

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

October 05, 2016
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.

Inter-American Development Bank / World Bank / Caribbean Development Bank joint press release on International Monetary Fund staff-level agreement with Suriname

April 15, 2016
The Government of Suriname and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on the key elements of an economic program that would be supported by a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). A reform agenda was put forward by the Surinamese authorities to stabilize Suriname’s economy and to set the stage for its recovery.

Brazilian state of Alagoas to develop tourism and encourage fiscal sustainability and investment with support from IDB

November 14, 2013
Loan of $250 million will also contribute to increasing access to water, sanitation and tourism routes Alagoas, a state in the northeast of Brazil, will receive a $250 loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to increase tourism's contribution as a source of economic development and enhance fiscal sustainability. 

Brazil’s Vox Capital Impact Investing Fund gets $4 million equity investment from MIF

October 29, 2012
Fund to offer long-term financing for SMEs and start-ups serving the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)

MIF to inject $4 million in Brazilian seed fund to support investments in southern states

December 13, 2011
MIF will also provide a $1 million technical cooperation to further develop Latin America’s venture capital industry using Brazil’s expertise The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved a $4 million equity investment in C-Ventures Primus, a Brazilian seed capital fund that will invest in emerging firms located in the states of Santa Catarina, Paraná, and Rio Grande do Sul in sectors ranging from energy and life sciences to digital media and information and communication technologies.

IDB approves loan for public capital expenditure management for Suriname

December 09, 2011
US$20 million to improve public investment, procurement, financial management, and audit Suriname will strengthen its public capital expenditure management with a US$20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB closes $430 million syndicated loan to Brazil’s Embraport project

November 25, 2011
WestLB, HSBC, Caixa Geral, Santander join IDB’s A/B Loan Program to finance a project that is critical to help ease congestion at Santos port The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) closed a $430 million syndicated loan with a group of four international commercial participants to finance the construction, operation and maintenance of a new private mixed-use container and liquids terminal in Brazil’s Santos Port, the largest port complex in the region.

IDB to support Brazil in fight against extreme poverty

June 29, 2011
IDB Head met Brazil’s President Rousseff in Brasilia to discuss work program The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support Brazil's efforts to fight extreme poverty by providing technical assistance to measure the development impact of social programs, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno said after meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia on June 28.

Report: weak dollar, inflation blunting purchasing power of remittances

March 14, 2011
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).