Study analyzes challenges faced by Central America as it seeks sustainable development

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 09:40
A new publication uses analysis of trade, investment, migration, the financial sector, raw materials, and natural resources to propose policy options The Inter-American Development Bank and the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE Business School have presented in San Jose, Costa Rica, a book entitled “The Future of Central America: Challenges for Sustainable Development”,  w

IDB launches dual tranche $1 billion 2-Yr and $1.5 billion 7-Year fixed rate global bonds

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 17:38
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IADB” or “IDB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), today priced a new dual tranche $1 billion 1.875% 2-year and $1.5 billion 2.000% 7-year fixed rate global bond. The 2-year note pays a semi-annual coupon of 1.875%, matures on 23 July 2021 and priced with a spread of 3bps over mid-swaps and 5.75bps over the UST 1.625% due June 2021, which represents a yield of 1.924% s.a.

IDB Issues New Education, Youth, and Employment (EYE) Uridashi Bonds for Naito Securities

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 16:33
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA, has priced two Uridashi zero coupon notes for Naito Securities under its Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) Bond Program.

Costa Rica will strengthen its fiscal sustainability with IDB support

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 15:04
A $350 million loan will contribute to controlling expenditure and modernizing the country's tax system Costa Rica will strengthen its fiscal sustainability by controlling expenditure and modernizing the tax system with a $350 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This is the first of two operations under the programmatic policy-based loan modality.

IDB launches US$2.1 billion 2.250% 10-year Fixed Rate Global

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 16:54
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P),priced a new US$2.1 billion 10-year global bond. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 2.250% and matures on 18 June 2029. Priced with a spread of 12.25 basis points over the UST 2.375% May-29, this represents a yield of 2.270%.

IDB-FEMSA Award to innovation on water & sanitation opens call for 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 00:28
The IDB-FEMSA Awards to innovation on water and sanitation are reaching their tenth anniversary in 2019 and will be celebrating the occasion with a special edition that calls on those who have innovative solutions to compete for a special prize.   First, second, and third place winners of the IDB-FEMSA Awards will receive $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 in cash, respectively. This year will also feature a special category called “All stars,” where prior editions finalists will compete for a one-time cash prize of $15,000.

Quality expenditure and digitalization, priorities for Central America, Dominican Republic

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 23:41
The IDB brings regional Governors to its Washington, D.C. headquarters to consider policy options to speed up growth and reduce poverty The Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB), Central American Isthmus and the Dominican Republic held their 33rd Annual Meeting to discuss options to achieve higher growth rates and foster productive activities in the years to come. The region grew 3.8 percent in 2018, way above the 1.1 percent average for Latin America and the Caribbean as a whole. In addition, it is expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2019.

Global Alliance to Promote the Use of Blockchain in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:45
Representatives of the IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, together with representatives of the world's leading technology and consulting companies, announced today the launch of LAC-Chain, a new alliance to promote the use of blockchain in Latin America and the Caribbean. The presentation of this new alliance took place at the FOROMIC 2018 conference, which is being held this year in Barranquilla, Colombia.

IDB and partners launch platform to fight food loss and waste

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 23:11
#SinDesperdicio will focus on four areas of activity: innovation, public policies, knowledge, and behavior, leveraging the efforts of the private sector, civil society and governments in the region Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) loses or wastes more than 127 million tons of food a year—an annual average of 223 kilos per person in a region where nearly 42 million people suffer from acute undernutrition (hunger).

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