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

Suriname to Strengthen Fiscal Sustainability, Growth with $150 Million IDB Budget Support

November 18, 2022
Suriname will strengthen its fiscal sustainability and foster economic growth with the budget support of $150 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The funds will help the government to overhaul the tax collection system, boost public spending oversight and efficiency, improve fiscal planning and management, and strengthen the oversight of state-owned enterprises.
2022-11-18

IDB, Green Climate Fund Endorse Program to Promote E-Mobility in Latin America, Caribbean

November 10, 2022
The IDB endorsed a partnership with the Green Climate Fund to create the first regional program to promote electric mobility and green hydrogen.
2022-11-10

IDB Lab Announces Results of the BlueTech for Waste Challenge

October 27, 2022
The Innovation Lab of the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Lab, announces the six proposals selected in the BlueTech for Waste Challenge that will contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago.
2022-10-27

MDBs’ Climate Finance in Low and Middle-Income Countries Reaches $51 Billion in 2021

October 14, 2022
Climate finance committed by major multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose by more than 24% last year compared to 2020, according to the 2021 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance, published today.
2022-10-14

COVID-19 Effects and Impacts on The Bahamas Estimated at $9.5 Billion

July 06, 2022
NASSAU, The Bahamas – A new report estimates the total cost of the impacts and effects of COVID-19 on The Bahamas at $9.5 billion, with tens of thousands of job losses and long-lasting effects on the country’s tourism sector.
2022-07-06

IDB Lab’s Call for the Use of Digital Tokens in Biodiversity and Climate Action

June 07, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is launching a call to identify innovative solutions that make use of digital tokens to promote biodiversity conservation and facilitate climate action.
2022-06-07

Tax Revenues in LAC Take a Historic Hit Before Showing Early Signs of Recovery

April 27, 2022
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) fell by 8.0 percent on average in nominal terms and by 0.8 percent as a share of GDP in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released today. However, the region’s economic recovery and a rebound in commodity prices supported a recovery in tax revenues in 2021.
2022-04-27

Suriname to Advance in Restoring Macroeconomic and Fiscal Sustainability with IDB Support

March 10, 2022
Suriname will implement a program to restore its macroeconomic and fiscal sustainability with a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The loan will help Suriname to implement their economic reform programs in which they address the country’s macroeconomic and fiscal challenges while allowing the country to continue servicing its debt.
2022-03-10

IDB Lab Participates in a Pioneering Fund to Help Finance Climate Change Adaptation

November 08, 2021
The first regional microfinance loan fund for climate change adaptation will go to rural areas of Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Central American countries. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has participated in the creation of a pioneering fund to provide microfinance loans for climate change adaptation to small farmers in Latin America.
2021-11-08