IDB Launches $2.0 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 $2.0 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-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

Government of Colombia and IDB Group agree to reschedule annual meeting

March 10, 2020
Gathering will take place in Barranquilla, Colombia, in the first half of September 2020 The President of Colombia participated via telephone in a meeting of the IDB Board The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank, in a meeting with the participation of the President of Colombia, Ivan Duque Marquez, announced today that the IDB Group’s 2020 Annual Meeting has been rescheduled and will take place in Barranquilla, Colombia, in the first half of September 2020.
2020-03-10

IDB to support sustainable development of Ecuador’s mining and energy sectors

March 12, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a US$78.4 million loan to help promote sustainable and responsible investments in Ecuador’s mining and energy sectors in order to improve macroeconomic stability, boost productivity, and generate jobs. The program aims to reduce the energy sector’s emissions and enhance its efficiency and reliability through technical, environmental, legal and economic studies, while ensuring that investments help consolidate the country’s commitments to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, which Quito has ratified.
2020-03-12

IDB Group and MIT Solve announce 10 finalist solutions of the Rethink Plastics Challenge

March 04, 2020
Winners will receive up to US$60,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to have a pilot of up to US$250,000 with the IDB Group. The IDB Group, formed by the Inter-American Development Bank,
2020-03-04

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 Ruipiah 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 Ruipiah (IDR) valued in 1,375,500 billion, equivalent to US$ 100 million.
2020-02-07

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