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.

FOROMIC launches in the Dominican Republic, seeks to reinvent inclusion

October 31, 2019
The event was attended by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno. Dominican Republic – FOROMIC, the main event on innovation for the inclusion of Latin America and the Caribbean, has just started in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with the slogan “Reinventing Inclusion”. The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Finance, Donald Guerrero and the President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno.

IDB issues new Climate Action Sustainable Development Bond with Okasan Securities

November 01, 2019
Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Development Bank (”IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA, issued two new MXN deals, 3.5y and 7y respectively under the sustainable development goal (SDG) 13, which promotes climate action. Okasan securities is the distributor of the bond with J.P. Morgan being the sole arranger.

IDB launches inaugural GBP Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”)

October 10, 2019
Proceeds from GBP275 million transaction will finance IDB projects aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or IADB), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new GBP275 million 7-year fixed rate l Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”). 

Reducing trade costs could boost exports to Korea

October 10, 2019
Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean to Korea could grow by about US$10 billion, or 43%, if a set of reforms to reduce trade costs are implemented and bilateral cooperation reach new levels, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank. The report, Stepping Up Cooperation, Policy Options for Latin America and Korea, was presented during the 5th Korea-LAC Business Summit, held in Seoul, Korea, on October 7th and 8th.

From plastic waste to art: New Exhibit urges to address environmental problems

October 02, 2019
The new exhibition titled “Single-Use Planet” features eco-activist artists from across Latin America and the Caribbean at the IDB. Free registration here.

IDB launches inaugural Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”)

September 30, 2019
Proceeds from CAD600 million transaction will finance IDB projects aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or IADB), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new CAD600 million 5-year fixed rate l Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”).

IDB Group launches Open Innovation Challenge to reduce plastic use

September 26, 2019
Washington, D.C. — The Inter-American Development Bank Group together with MIT Solve launch an Open Innovation Challenge that seeks to find the most innovative solutions that substantially reduce or eliminate single-use plastic and plastic waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Rethink Plastics Challenge offers the selected solutions prizes totaling 60,000 USD.

IDB announces winner of the 2019 Superheroes of Development Award

September 16, 2019
The winning IDB-financed project developed a new solution to monitor public infrastructure works and to empower citizens to evaluate the use of public resources in Honduras. WASHINGTON D.C., September 12, 2019. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winner of the Superheroes of Development contest, an award given to executing agencies that have successfully implemented innovative solutions in projects financed by the IDB.

IDB launches inaugural $600 million 3-year SOFR linked bonds

September 10, 2019
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IADB” or “IDB”), Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), today priced their inaugural $600 million 3-year SOFR-linked floating rate global bond due 16th September 2022. The issue priced at par, with a coupon equivalent to SOFR + 26bps. This will be calculated using a five-day observation lag on compounded daily SOFR, with no lockout.