Latin America and Caribbean: Tax revenue under threat amid deteriorating regional outlook

May 07, 2020
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increased to 23.1% of GDP on average in 2018, according to the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Latin America in the Caribbean published today. However, these gains are now under threat as a result of the region’s deteriorating fiscal outlook, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis.
2020-05-07

Business leaders unveil recommendations to face COVID-19

April 30, 2020
The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), a mechanism for advancing a public-private dialogue on public policies, today released a series of recommendations that seek to support the governments of the hemisphere in their health and economic response to the emergency of COVID-19. The 17 measures proposed by ABD can be found in the document Policy Recommendations on Addressing the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic and Mitigating Its Impacts.
2020-04-30

IDB disburses $25.3 million to support Ecuador’s COVID-19 response

April 16, 2020
Funds will increase capacity of national healthcare system, with focus on hard-hit Guayas province  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has disbursed approximately $25.3 million to the government of Ecuador to strengthen its healthcare services and help meet the medical needs of individuals affected by COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The funds will be used primarily to prepare intensive-care-unit beds in 28 hospitals and provide protective gear for medical staff in Guayas province.
2020-04-16

IDB report proposes economic policies to help countries overcome sharp contraction

April 09, 2020
The 2020 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report analyzes growth scenarios amid coronavirus pandemic Latin America and the Caribbean will see sharp growth reductions of between 1.8 percent and 5.5 percent of GDP in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09

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-OECD study calls for better governance, integrity in Latin America and Caribbean

March 18, 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) need to strengthen governance and integrity mechanisms to improve the quality and implementation of public policies, reduce corruption and increase public trust in government, according to the third edition of Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020.
2020-03-18

IDB seeks to renew Central America development agenda for the next decade

February 20, 2020
The 34th meeting of governors of Central American and the Dominican Republic, to be held in El Salvador, will debate the region's new development challenges and how to address them Governors of Inter-American Development Bank member countries from Central America and the Dominican Republic will gather February 21-22 in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, for their 34th annual meeting to address the challenges that the region faces in this new decade.
2020-02-20

Brazil will contribute to the fiscal sustainability of the State of Bahia

January 30, 2020
IDB loan for $40 million will modernize fiscal management, tax administration and public expenditure management  The State of Bahia in Brazil will contribute to fiscal sustainability with the management of public and tax expenditures with a loan of $40 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-01-30

IDB Launches Public Consultations for new Environmental and Social Policy Framework

January 14, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today launched the public consultation process for a new Environmental and Social Policy Framework. The draft policy framework under consultation is a key element of a broader modernization process aimed at strengthening the environmental and social sustainability of IDB’s operations and allowing for a more effective response to the challenges faced by Latin American and Caribbean countries seeking sustainable growth.
2020-01-14

State of Rio Grande do Sul will strengthen the scope of fiscal balance with IDB support

December 19, 2019
A $60 million loan will contribute to the control of expenditure and the modernization of the State tax administration  Brazil will strengthen the recovery of the fiscal balance of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, through the control of public spending and the modernization of the tax administration with a loan of $60 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).  
2019-12-19