IDB launches its largest Sustainable Development Bond

April 21, 2020
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being. Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $4.25 billion 3-year sustainable development bond (“SDB”) global benchmark. 
2020-04-21

IDB report provides policy recommendations for Caribbean to better cope with coronavirus

April 15, 2020
The economic and financial implications of the coronavirus crisis on the Caribbean is the focus of the newly released Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The report assesses the economic impacts of the virus on key sectors including trade and tourism, reviews policies being undertaken by governments in the region, and provides recommendations on further efforts policymakers should take in order to mitigate the economic fallout of the crisis.
2020-04-15

IDB Launches Indonesian Rupiah Sustainable Development Bond (SDB)

April 13, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new 3-year fixed rate Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) focused on SDG#3 (Good Health and Well Being) with JP Morgan as sole arranger in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) valued in 55 billion, equivalent to $3.4 million.
2020-04-13

IDB Launches $2 billion 0.875% 5-year Fixed Rate SDB Global Benchmark

March 30, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), today priced a new $2 billion 5-year sustainable development bond (SDB) global benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 0.875% and matures on April 3rd, 2025. It priced with a spread of 46.2 basis points over the 0.500% UST due March 31st, 2025, which represents a yield of 0.885% s.a.
2020-03-30

IDB Group announces priority support areas for countries affected by COVID-19

March 26, 2020
The Group will finance a response to the public health emergency; safety nets for vulnerable populations; economic productivity and employment; and fiscal policies to ameliorate economic impacts. The Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest have outlined their focus for deploying the financial and technical resources made available to borrowing member countries and companies to address the crisis created by COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
2020-03-26

IDB’s core operating income increased 25% to $946 million, the highest in a decade

February 27, 2020
IDB’s core operating income increased to $946 million following stronger liquidity investment results, improved net interest margin, growth of development-related assets, and contained operating costs. Loan and guarantee approvals amounted to $13 billion, while loan disbursements amounted to $10.6 billion. Borrowings increased to $97 billion, following the issuance of approximately $20 billion in bonds, while preserving debt/equity ratio unchanged at 2.9x.
2020-02-27

IDB launches inaugural Indonesian Rupiah Sustainable Development Bond

February 07, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA, priced a new 3-year fixed rate Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) with Deutsche Bank as sole arranger in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) valued in 1,375,500 billion, equivalent to US$ 100 million.
2020-02-07

The Bahamas to promote renewable energy with IDB support

January 29, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$ 170 million Conditional Credit Line for Investment Project (CCLIP) to advance deployment of renewable energy in The Bahamas along with the first operation of the CCLIP in the amount of US$ 80 million. This first operation will support the Government of the Bahamas with rehabilitation of critical energy infrastructure and restoration of electricity service in the islands affected by hurricane Dorian, while facilitating the introduction of renewable energy.
2020-01-29

New Study Reveals Women Entrepreneurs in STEM in LAC are on the Rise

January 23, 2020
The study commissioned by the IDB Lab also shows that 54% of women entrepreneurs in STEM have raised capital Women entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean, with 54% successfully raising angel or venture capital and almost 80% planning on scaling up their company internationally in the next five years, according to the new study “wX Insights 2020: The Rise
2020-01-23

Ecuador issues world's first Sovereign Social Bond, with the support of an IDB guarantee

January 16, 2020
The issuance of $400 million will provide access to housing for more than 24,000 families and will mobilize approximately $1.35 billion in investments Ecuador has issued a Sovereign Social Bond in the international market for $400 million, becoming the first country in the world to make this type of placement.
2020-01-16