Government spending waste costs Latin America and Caribbean 4.4% of GDP: IDB study

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 15:05
Inefficiencies and fraud in procurement, civil service and targeted transfers could be as large as $220 billion a year Report includes policy recommendations to improve spending in healthcare, education, infrastructure and public safety

Better management of tight budgets could help Latin American and Caribbean governments to raise living standards - OECD/IDB

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 03:00
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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 03:00
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.

Report: weak dollar, inflation blunting purchasing power of remittances

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 03:00
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 Board of Governors receives General Capital Increase document for formal vote

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 03:00
The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, which oversees the Bank’s operations in representation of the 48 member countries, on Friday received a Report that sets up a formal vote for the Bank’s Ninth General Capital Increase.

IDB sees turning point in remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 03:00
MEXICO CITY – Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean are showing signs of stabilizing and could register a single-digit increase this year, following last year’s sharp drop due to the global economic crisis, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno said today.  

IDB approves financial mechanism to provide up to $100 million to Haiti

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 03:00
The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of an Account for the Administration of Donor Resources for Haiti, which may receive contributions totaling up to $100 million from the countries in the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). UNASUR  includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Uruguay to upgrade financial markets regulation and supervision with IDB assistance

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $4 million loan to help the Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU) improve financial regulation and supervision to provide better consumer protection and boost the financial system's stability and efficiency. The funds will strengthen the role of the BCU's Financial Services Superintendency (SSF) that was created in 2008 and given ample regulatory and control authority over financial agents and services, including banks, insurance companies, securities firms, and pension savings funds (AFAPs).

Juscelino Kubitschek Award receives nominations from 144 institutions

Monday, April 20, 2009 - 03:00
The first Juscelino Kubitschek Award, created by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to recognize institutions that have made a significant contribution to social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean, has drawn nominations from 144 organizations in the Americas and Europe.

IDB Annual Meeting concludes with countries vowing action on crisis

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 03:00
Governments approve kicking off process to review IDB capital levels. Seminars, dialogues, exhibitions and debates mark IDB’s 50-year anniversary.MEDELLÍN, Colombia – For nearly a week ending today, this picturesque and thriving city transformed itself into the economic epicenter of Latin America and the Caribbean.