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

September 24, 2018
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

IDB report underscores social benefits of sports for development but warns against program design flaws

May 25, 2018
Latin American and Caribbean region lags in sports spending, activity levels Latin American and Caribbean region could get a development boost from sports activities that improve the region’s social and health benefits, provided the programs are properly designed and monitored, according to a report by the Inter-American Development Bank.

IDB Invest finances Terminal Zarate port expansion in Argentina

January 17, 2018
IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will finance the expansion of the Terminal Zarate port, the most important in Argentina's automotive transportation sector and located in a strategic area to move goods and containers from the center and north of the country along its waterways. IDB Invest will provide an A loan of $15 million and the financial institution CIFI will provide a B loan of $15 million.

IDB backs Argentine plan to boost capacity and safety on Cristo Redentor System Corridor on border with Chile

December 01, 2017
The plan will provide direct benefits to 2.3 million people who use the transport system each year and indirect ones to 920,896 residents of cities in the Argentine province of Mendoza The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a Conditional Credit Line for Investment Projects of up to $524.3 million for Argentina, which will finance a program designed to boost capacity and improve safety on the Cristo Redentor System Corridor on the border with Chile.

The IDB approves two loans to Argentina for a total of $220 million

November 29, 2017
The IDB will finance an infrastructure and road safety program in the Province of Buenos Aires and the implementation of Argentina’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy Road network capacity and safety in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province

Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province to boost road network capacity, safety with IDB support

November 29, 2017
Program will also strengthen local government ability to conduct efficient road infrastructure planning and management  Argentina will improve the Buenos Aires Province road infrastructure with a traffic safety and capacity enhancement program supported by a $200 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Brazil’s Santa Catarina State will improve productivity and reliability of electricity supply with IDB support

November 23, 2017
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a multiple-works investment loan in the amount of US$276.05 million to Centrais Elétricas de Santa Catarina–Distribuição S.A. (CELESC-D), the electric power distribution utility serving Brazil’s state of Santa Catarina. The program’s overall objective is to help boost productivity throughout the state of Santa Catarina by providing a higher quality and more reliable supply of electric power.

More than 3,000 business meetings held at LAC Flavors Argentina 2017

November 07, 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina- More than 560 food exporting companies from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) met with 120 international buyers from five continents at LAC Flavors 2017, where they closed transactions valued at a projected amount of $152 million, according to preliminary data from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IIC finances Pampa Energía’s Corti Wind Farm in Argentina under RenovAr Program

October 23, 2017
The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), acting on behalf of the IDB Group, signed a $104 million financing package for Greenwind S.A., an affiliate of Pampa Energía S.A. and Castlelake L.P., to construct, operate and maintain the Corti Wind Farm in Bahía Blanca, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentina and Chile get $280 million in IDB loans for first stage of the Agua Negra international tunnel

October 18, 2017
A $130 million loan for Argentina and a $150 million loan for Chile, expandable to a total $1.5 billion, will help both countries begin construction of new cross-border tunnel The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two loans totaling $280 million –$130 million for Argentina and $150 million for Chile– to help start the construction of the Agua Negra tunnel connecting the two neighboring nations.