Better Banking Policies Needed to Blunt COVID-19 Impacts in Latin America and Caribbean

September 16, 2020
Expert Recommendations can Guide Policymakers in Preventing Financial Crisis on top of Health, Economic Crisis Better banking policies are needed given the serious challenges financial systems will face from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean, a new working group report released today finds. The report was co-chaired by the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-09-16

IDB Launches Pivot Movement to Strengthen Caribbean Innovation

September 03, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Pivot Movement to harness the most innovative ideas for Caribbean development and create a plan for the future of the region. The Movement includes a crowdsourcing contest and an event. Pivot Search is the crowdsourcing platform to receive new development ideas. It runs from September 2 to September 18, with a $5000 cash prize for each of the three winners.
2020-09-03

World Water Week 2020: the IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean

August 25, 2020
The IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean at the most important global meeting of the water and sanitation sector, with a call to mitigate the effects of change climate The World Water Week, sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the most important global meeting of the year for the water and sanitation sector, began with a call to take concrete and decisive actions to mitigate the effects of climate change and its consequences on the availability of water resources for the present and the future.
2020-08-25

IDB report urges multidimensional approach to improve inclusive and sustainable growth

August 05, 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean will need a multidimensional approach to boost inclusive growth in the midst of the pandemic, taking into account factors that range from fiscal and monetary policy to climate change, among others, according to a new report by Inter-American Development Bank.
2020-08-05

WeXchange launches Annual Competition for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM

August 03, 2020
The WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition, for high-growth women entrepreneurs in STEM in Latin America and the Caribbean, will be receiving applications until August 23. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) group, has announced the launch of its eight edition of WeXchange, the largest forum that connects Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) women entrepreneurs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic
2020-08-03

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 highlights post-pandemic reform priorities for Caribbean region

July 28, 2020
A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank reviews the ongoing impact of the crisis for countries in the region, and provides recommendations for policymakers as they position themselves for a post-COVID-19 recovery.
2020-07-28

Businesspeople to participate in a virtual forum on digital services outsourcing

July 09, 2020
Around 2,000 businesspeople of the global services sector from more than 50 countries will be taking part from July 13 to 22 in Outsource2LAC Virtual Week 2020, the main digital services outsourcing event in Latin America and the Caribbean. The forum aims to drive the growth of companies that provide global digital services, or knowledge-based services, in response to the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 crisis. In its eighth edition, this is the first time that the Outsource2LAC forum is held online.
2020-07-09

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