Businesspeople to participate in a virtual forum on digital services outsourcing

July 09, 2020
Around 2,000 businesspeople of the global services sector from more than 50 countries will be taking part from July 13 to 22 in Outsource2LAC Virtual Week 2020, the main digital services outsourcing event in Latin America and the Caribbean. The forum aims to drive the growth of companies that provide global digital services, or knowledge-based services, in response to the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 crisis. In its eighth edition, this is the first time that the Outsource2LAC forum is held online.
2020-07-09

IDB report urges new social compact to spur growth, tackle pandemic and inequity

July 07, 2020
Careful sequencing of fiscal policies is key to growing sustainably and equitably after the pandemic Latin America and the Caribbean needs a new social compact of economic policies to ensure more inclusive growth following the pandemic, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-07-07

The IDB & The GovLab launch Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus

July 07, 2020
The Smarter Crowdsourcing initiative brings together a network of public leaders and global experts to address the challenges of managing a pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brooklyn, NY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, today launched “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus.” This rapid policy advising initiative convenes pu
2020-07-07

IDB report envisions devastating tourism shocks to Latin America and the Caribbean

July 01, 2020
GDP declines relative to pre-crisis baseline scenarios of up to 19 percent. The study is also included in the new book from the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Latin America and the Caribbean will suffer an unprecedented economic shock from a sharp downturn in tourism, according to a new paper by the Inter-American Development Bank.
2020-07-01

IDB Lab launches innovation challenge to revitalize tourism sector in 15 countries

June 16, 2020
Selected projects may receive up to US$500,000 in grants and up to US$2 million in loans
2020-06-16

IDB study explores tech opportunities for the Central American economy

June 12, 2020
Areas of study are greater efficiency in spending and public services, the tax-raising potential of the digital economy, and maximizing the benefits of remittances Using technology can help in major economic sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as remittances and public finances. As remittances decline, technology applied to international money transfers can generate efficiencies that help maximize the amount of money reaching recipients.
2020-06-12

IDB launches interactive map of suppliers to respond to the COVID-19 emergency

April 28, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank, through the ConnectAmericas business platform, launched today an interactive map that allows users to quickly locate and find suppliers of goods and services in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the rest of the world, to face the pandemic of COVID-19.
2020-04-28

XCALA, IDB Lab and ConnectAmericas launch Venture Academy to train entrepreneurs

April 14, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank, through the IDB Lab and ConnectAmericas, has joined forces with the Latin American Angel Investment Association (XCALA) to launch Venture Academy, a virtual and live training program on issues of entrepreneurship and capital raising for technology-based startups, small and medium-sized companies, and investors in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2020-04-14

IDB report proposes economic policies to help countries overcome sharp contraction

April 09, 2020
The 2020 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report analyzes growth scenarios amid coronavirus pandemic Latin America and the Caribbean will see sharp growth reductions of between 1.8 percent and 5.5 percent of GDP in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09

IDB Group announces priority support areas for countries affected by COVID-19

March 26, 2020
The Group will finance a response to the public health emergency; safety nets for vulnerable populations; economic productivity and employment; and fiscal policies to ameliorate economic impacts. The Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest have outlined their focus for deploying the financial and technical resources made available to borrowing member countries and companies to address the crisis created by COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
2020-03-26