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.

Brazilian state of Alagoas to develop tourism and encourage fiscal sustainability and investment with support from IDB

November 14, 2013
Loan of $250 million will also contribute to increasing access to water, sanitation and tourism routes Alagoas, a state in the northeast of Brazil, will receive a $250 loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to increase tourism's contribution as a source of economic development and enhance fiscal sustainability. 

Brazil’s Vox Capital Impact Investing Fund gets $4 million equity investment from MIF

October 29, 2012
Fund to offer long-term financing for SMEs and start-ups serving the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)

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.

MIF to inject $4 million in Brazilian seed fund to support investments in southern states

December 13, 2011
MIF will also provide a $1 million technical cooperation to further develop Latin America’s venture capital industry using Brazil’s expertise The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved a $4 million equity investment in C-Ventures Primus, a Brazilian seed capital fund that will invest in emerging firms located in the states of Santa Catarina, Paraná, and Rio Grande do Sul in sectors ranging from energy and life sciences to digital media and information and communication technologies.

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.