IDB supports health care system of Nicaragua as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic

August 01, 2020
Project seeks to mitigate the direct and indirect effects of the pandemia, with special attention on the most vulnerable sectors of society.  With the goal of boosting the response capacity of the Nicaraguan health care system, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reitarates its support to the country providing USD$43 million from its Immediate Response of Public Health to Contain and Control Coronavirus and Mitigate its
2020-08-01

Infrastructure transformation will generate big windfall for Latin America and Caribbean

July 30, 2020
Infrastructure will be key to spur post-pandemic recovery New study shows how smart infrastructure investments benefit poor households the most Flagship report analyzes policy options for infrastructure that bring about climate-friendly reforms and address social expectations A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank charts a course for a massive infrastructure transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean through gains in efficie
2020-07-30

IDB approves $450-million loan to help Bolivia confront effects of COVID-19

June 19, 2020
RESOURCES WILL HELP FINANCE COUNTRY’S EFFORTS TO MITIGATE PANDEMIC’S ECONOMIC EFFECTS THROUGH EXISTING MONEY TRANSFER PROGRAMS The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $450-million loan to help Bolivia ensure minimum living standards for vulnerable sectors of the population during, and in the aftermath of, the coronavirus pandemic. To mitigate income losses caused by the crisis, the Government of Bolivia is implementing large-scale compensatory policies to help sustain consumption levels in the most vulnerable households.
2020-06-19

IDB report urges new social compact to spur growth, tackle pandemic and inequity

July 07, 2020
Careful sequencing of fiscal policies is key to growing sustainably and equitably after the pandemic Latin America and the Caribbean needs a new social compact of economic policies to ensure more inclusive growth following the pandemic, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-07-07

The IDB & The GovLab launch Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus

July 07, 2020
The Smarter Crowdsourcing initiative brings together a network of public leaders and global experts to address the challenges of managing a pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brooklyn, NY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, today launched “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus.” This rapid policy advising initiative convenes pu
2020-07-07

IDB: COVID-19 Exposes Inadequate Support for Older People

June 12, 2020
Study shows that 8 million people over age 60 in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on long-term care.  “Age with Care” provides recommendations for building strong long-term care systems.
2020-06-12

IDB expands coverage for COVID-19 and public health risks in contingent loans

June 09, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is expanding the risks covered under the Contingent Credit Facility for Natural Disaster Emergencies (CCF) to include public health risks and COVID-19.
2020-06-09

CARPHA receiving additional support to fight COVID-19

May 15, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$750,000 (TT$5.1 million) grant to support the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in the coordination of the regional health response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The grant is being financed by the IDB Japan Special Fund which was first established in 1988 by the Government of Japan to foster social and economic growth throughout the IDB’s borrowing member countries.
2020-05-15

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