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

December 06, 2016
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

October 05, 2016
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.

IDB supports energy efficiency green bonds

November 24, 2015
Financing package of up to $450 million to underwrite energy efficiency projects will also receive funding from Green Climate Fund The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved financing to establish a regional Energy Efficiency Green Bond Facility. The program was selected to receive up to $217 million in additional funding as one of eight projects worldwide in the first round of allocations announced by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on November 6.

Remittance Flows Up in Central America and Caribbean, Down in Mexico and South America

June 10, 2014
MIF study outlines 2013 trends, continued importance of flows for the Region In 2013, remittances to Central America and the Caribbean increased over the previous year while remittance flows to South America and Mexico declined, resulting in flat growth for the region as a whole, according to a new report from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group.

IDB approves $40 million to strengthen financial safety net and improve access to financing in Honduras

November 30, 2011
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved $40 million to strengthen the stability of the financial system and expand access to financial services in Honduras.

Dominican Republic gets IDB loan to set up insurance coverage for natural disaster emergencies

May 18, 2011
New insurance mechanism will help country reduce fiscal vulnerability against natural disasters The Dominican Republic secured a $24 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the costs associated with setting up their first multiyear catastrophic natural disaster emergencies coverage through their own Natural Disaster Insurance Facility.

Report: weak dollar, inflation blunting purchasing power of remittances

March 14, 2011
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).

IDB boosts support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America

December 23, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will boost its support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing as much as $60 million in new financing for Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura S.A. (CIFI).

IDB’s President Moreno says greater integration with Asia is helping Latin American growth

November 18, 2010
Rising trade and investment with Asia has helped increase exports from Latin America and the Caribbean and the region’s contribution to the growth of the world economy, said Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), during his visit to India this week. Higher incomes in Asia, particularly India and China, are opening opportunities for the region’s goods and services, especially high-quality ones: from natural and unique grass fed beef, renowned wines, and specialized coffees to the high-quality services of architects and engineers, Moreno said.

More trade and cooperation needed between India and Latin America, study says

November 16, 2010
NEW DELHI – India and Latin American and the Caribbean can mutually benefit from closer trade ties and must work together to reduce trade costs and eliminate barriers, according to a study presented during an event today organized by the Global Development Network (GDN), the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).