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.

Chile to improve and increase productive financing for MSMEs with IDB help

May 11, 2016
The Economic Development Agency will channel funds through non-banking financial intermediaries The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $120 million loan to help Chile improve and increase its supply of productive financing instruments for Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). The lending is part of a package of measures recently announced by the Finance and Economy ministries aimed at boosting firm productivity.  

Inter-American Development Bank / World Bank / Caribbean Development Bank joint press release on International Monetary Fund staff-level agreement with Suriname

April 15, 2016
The Government of Suriname and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on the key elements of an economic program that would be supported by a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). A reform agenda was put forward by the Surinamese authorities to stabilize Suriname’s economy and to set the stage for its recovery.

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.

New IDB loans for Trinidad & Tobago total US$130 million for climate change and financial sector strengthening

December 05, 2011
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a total of US$130 million for Trinidad and Tobago, including US$80 million for climate change measures and US$50 million to strengthen the financial sector.

MIF invests $5 million in Chilean renewable energy fund

September 06, 2011
Equity investment seeks to spark a new development model for the local venture capital industry around renewable energy The Multilateral Investment fund (MIF), of the IDB Group, will provide equity investment of up to $5 million in the Chilean Renovarum Renewable Energy Fund, a project that seeks to create a new development model for the local venture capital industry around low-carbon and climate-friendly technologies.

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 will help Nicaragua improve public sector financial management

October 14, 2010
Nicaragua’s public sector will improve the efficiency and transparency of its public expenditure management and will modernize its processes and systems of financial administration with the help of a $10 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.