IDB approves plan to support sustainability and recovery of MSMEs in Argentina

June 23, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $500 million loan from a redirection of resources in its portfolio with Argentina to support the sustainability and recovery of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) that were hit by the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
2020-06-23

Costa Rica confronts pandemic and safeguards macroeconomic stability with IDB support

June 22, 2020
Costa Rica will receive a $250 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance its efforts to contain the COVID-19 sanitary crisis and mitigate its impacts on the economy. The budget-support, fast disbursement loan is in line with a rapid financial assistance (RFI) arrangement approved in April by the International Monetary Fund to help tackle the COVID-19 emergency and its effects on the country’s economy.
2020-06-22

IDB, everis NTT Data, and Microsoft provide governments digital solutions during COVID-19

June 15, 2020
Digi/Gob platform will support government continuity in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), everis NTT Data, and Microsoft have joined forces to provide governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with immediate digital solutions through the Digi/Gob platform, helping to ensure the continuity of administrative procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-15

IDB Launches Australian Dollar Sustainable Development Bond (SDB)

June 12, 2020
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being. The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new 10-year fixed rate Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) focused on SDG#3 (Good Health and Well Being) in Australian Dollar (AUD) valued in 50 million, equivalent to $33.26 million. Mitsui Sumitomo Aioi Life Insurance Company, Limited is the sole investor of the bond with Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc. being the arranger.
2020-06-12

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

El Salvador will strengthen its public policy and fiscal management to face COVID-19

June 09, 2020
IDB loan supports the country's efforts to address health impacts and protect the income of vulnerable households in the face of the crisis, and will promote post-pandemic economic recovery The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a budget support loan to El Salvador of $250 million to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of public policy and fiscal management to address the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.
2020-06-09

IDB launches $4 Billion 0.625% 5-year Fixed Rate Global

June 09, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $4 billion 5-year global benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 0.625% and matures on July 15 2025. It was priced with a spread of 17 basis points over mid-swaps, which equates to 22.4 basis points over 0.250% UST due May 2025 and carries a semi-annual yield of 0.631%.
2020-06-09

IDB expands coverage for COVID-19 and public health risks in contingent loans

June 09, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is expanding the risks covered under the Contingent Credit Facility for Natural Disaster Emergencies (CCF) to include public health risks and COVID-19.
2020-06-09

IDB Launches Three-Tranche Uridashi Sustainable Development Bonds (SDB)

May 29, 2020
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced new 3-tranche Uridashi fixed-rate notes under its Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) focused on SDG#3 (Good Health and Well Being).
2020-05-29

IDB Group launches new edition of Superheroes of Development awards for its clients

May 27, 2020
In its third edition, the call for proposals will be virtual and will be open from May 26 to June 29, 2020. The yearly Superheroes of Development award will once again recognize the executing agencies, borrowers or clients of projects financed by the IDB Group (which includes the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest and IDB Lab) that have successfully addressed different challenges in their implementation.
2020-05-27