IDB launches inaugural Indonesian Ruipiah Sustainable Development Bond

February 07, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA, priced a new 3-year fixed rate Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) with Deutsche Bank as sole arranger in Indonesian Ruipiah (IDR) valued in 1,375,500 billion, equivalent to US$ 100 million.

Belize to improve the quality and gender equity in schools with IDB support

January 27, 2020
The second phase of the Education Quality Improvement Program will have a special focus on innovation, with a STEAM Lab School to be established in Belize City. The Prime Minister of Belize, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, and Country Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Dr. Cassandra T. Rogers, signed today in Belize City an agreement to implement a US$10 million loan to improve the quality and gender equity of education at the primary and secondary levels in the country.

New Study Reveals Women Entrepreneurs in STEM in LAC are on the Rise

January 23, 2020
The study commissioned by the IDB Lab also shows that 54% of women entrepreneurs in STEM have raised capital Women entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean, with 54% successfully raising angel or venture capital and almost 80% planning on scaling up their company internationally in the next five years, according to the new study “wX Insights 2020: The Rise

IDB Launches USD 3.0 Billion 1.75% 5-year Fixed Rate Global

January 14, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), today priced a new USD 3.0 billion 5-year global bond. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 1.750% and matures on 14 March 2025. It priced with a spread of 8.3 basis points over the 1.750% UST due 31 December 2024, which represents a yield of 1.762% s.a.

IDB announces Green Bond Transparency Platform at COP25

December 11, 2019
MADRID, Spain ‒ The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the creation of the Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP), an innovative digital tool that brings greater transparency to the Latin American and Caribbean’s green bond market. The announcement was made at an event hosted by the IDB during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), under the presidency of Chile, in Madrid, Spain.

IDB announces 12 shortlisted proposals of the Orange Innovation challenge

October 09, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the 12 shortlisted proposals of the first edition of the Challenge: Orange Innovation, which seeks to recognize innovative business models that are using cutting-edge technologies for specific sectors of the Orange Economy.

IDB launches inaugural Colombian Domestic Bond

December 04, 2019
Proceeds from COP 100,000 million transaction will finance IDB projects in Colombia. Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or IADB), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new COP100,000 million 5-year fixed rate Colombian domestic bond. The COP100,000 million issue (equivalent to approximately US$29 million) priced on November 25 and was structured by Credicorp Capital Colombia. The issue was priced at 100 percent (plus on day of accrued interest).

Damages and other impacts on Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian estimated at $3.4 billion: report

November 15, 2019
GREAT ABACO, The Bahamas – A new report estimates the total cost of the impacts and effects of Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas at $3.4 billion, with hundreds dead or missing and impacts on the economy that will last for years.

Belize signs loan agreement with IDB to strengthen tax administration

November 04, 2019
BELIZE CITY, Belize – The Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow and Country Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Cassandra T. Rogers signed a loan agreement today in the amount of US$14 million to strengthen tax administration in Belize.

Colombia leads the 2019 Global Financial Inclusion Microscope for the 2nd consecutive year

October 31, 2019
Dominican Republic – Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico lead the ranking of the Global Microscope on the environment for financial inclusion, an index that focuses on regulation, political strategies, and infrastructure to address this issue. In these four countries, financial inclusion is a priority and incorporates digital approaches. While Colombia and Mexico lead public policy and consumer protection categories, Uruguay and Peru stand out in stability and financial integrity.