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.

IDB supports program to strengthen management, foster economic growth and employment in Argentine provinces

December 05, 2016
Project will promote private and public investment improvements at provincial level, help reform the federal tax system and strengthen decision-making bodies Argentina will implement a program to promote economic growth and employment in its provinces through income, spending and public investment management improvements as well as investment projects execution with help from a $120 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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.

Nicaragua improves ability to respond to natural disasters with IDB support

November 27, 2013
$186 million contingent loan will help country with earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $186 million contingent loan to help Nicaragua mitigate the impact that severe or catastrophic natural disasters could have on its public finances.

IDB supports innovative rent-to-own pilot housing program in Nicaragua

May 17, 2012
The loan will finance a pilot program to expand mortgage lending for low-income, informally employed Nicaraguans The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a $10 million loan to Banco de Finanzas S.A. (BDF), a leading commercial bank in Nicaragua, to finance a pilot housing project that will pave the way for low-income families working in the informal sector to get access to mortgage financing.

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).

Argentina to improve the integrated development of metropolitan areas with help from the IDB

December 22, 2010
Argentina will improve the performance of services in metropolitan areas outside of the capital with the goal of enhancing quality of life and increasing the competitiveness of urban economies with a $40 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Argentina's government hopes to design and implement innovative approaches to managing projects and delivering services in cases where efficien