Government spending waste costs Latin America and Caribbean 4.4% of GDP: IDB study

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 15:05
Inefficiencies and fraud in procurement, civil service and targeted transfers could be as large as $220 billion a year Report includes policy recommendations to improve spending in healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety

Better management of tight budgets could help Latin American and Caribbean governments to raise living standards - OECD/IDB

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 03:00
SANTIAGO, Chile – Governments in Latin America will need to improve public sector management and capacity – including budget allocation – to compensate for the pressure on public finances from sliding commodity prices, according to a new report by the OECD and Inter-American Development Bank covering more than 15 countries in the region.

Finance ministers discuss deeper regional integration to stimulate growth and development in LAC

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 03:00
Latin America and the Caribbean is urged to implement a bold integration agenda Finance ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, and the heads of the Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Treasury met today at the IDB to discuss policy options for relaunching regional integration to stimulate growth and contribute to long-term development in the region.

Report: weak dollar, inflation blunting purchasing power of remittances

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 03:00
After stabilizing in 2010, money transfers to Latin America and the Caribbean are poised to rise this year, according to the MIF Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean are likely to rise this year after stabilizing during 2010, although a weaker dollar and higher inflation are reducing their purchasing power in many countries, according to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).

Report Underlines Value of Private Investment in Securing Haiti’s Growth

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:59
World Economic Forum launches new report: Private Sector Development in Haiti: Opportunities for Investment, Job Creation and Growth Haiti can achieve sustainable growth with the support of international private sector Businesses should consider investment opportunities in Haiti More information on the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011: http://www.weforum.org DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland– Haiti can achieve GDP growth of 6-8% over the next decade, if the right public polic

IDB, Caribbean leaders discuss how to achieve resilient growth after the crisis

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 03:00
NASSAU, Bahamas – The Hon. Hubert Alexander Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) President Compton Bourne opened today a forum that brings together the Governors of the IDB from Caribbean member countries with other government officials, policymakers, members of academia and businessmen.

IDB Board of Governors receives General Capital Increase document for formal vote

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 03:00
The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, which oversees the Bank’s operations in representation of the 48 member countries, on Friday received a Report that sets up a formal vote for the Bank’s Ninth General Capital Increase.

IDB sees turning point in remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 03:00
MEXICO CITY – Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean are showing signs of stabilizing and could register a single-digit increase this year, following last year’s sharp drop due to the global economic crisis, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno said today.  

IDB approves $50 million grant to Haiti for budget support

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $50 million grant to provide budget support to Haiti, which expects its fiscal revenues to drop by as much as half this year due to the impact of the January 12 earthquake. The grant resources, which will be disbursed in a single tranche, will help the Haitian government in its efforts to reestablish some of the essential functions of key fiscal institutions such as the national tax agency (DGI), whose headquarters were completely destroyed.

IDB approves financial mechanism to provide up to $100 million to Haiti

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 03:00
The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of an Account for the Administration of Donor Resources for Haiti, which may receive contributions totaling up to $100 million from the countries in the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). UNASUR  includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela.