Gender, environment and social safeguards are good for bottom line, IDB studies show

July 10, 2020
Best practices in social and environmental safeguards become more urgent during pandemic Two new studies by the Inter-American Development Bank show the positive financial impacts for investors, companies and banks that take gender, environmental and social factors into their decision-making.
2020-07-10

IDB report envisions devastating tourism shocks to Latin America and the Caribbean

July 01, 2020
GDP declines relative to pre-crisis baseline scenarios of up to 19 percent. The study is also included in the new book from the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Latin America and the Caribbean will suffer an unprecedented economic shock from a sharp downturn in tourism, according to a new paper by the Inter-American Development Bank.
2020-07-01

IDB Lab launches innovation challenge to revitalize tourism sector in 15 countries

June 16, 2020
Selected projects may receive up to US$500,000 in grants and up to US$2 million in loans
2020-06-16

IDB Launches Australian Dollar Sustainable Development Bond (SDB)

June 12, 2020
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being. The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new 10-year fixed rate Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) focused on SDG#3 (Good Health and Well Being) in Australian Dollar (AUD) valued in 50 million, equivalent to $33.26 million. Mitsui Sumitomo Aioi Life Insurance Company, Limited is the sole investor of the bond with Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc. being the arranger.
2020-06-12

IDB study explores tech opportunities for the Central American economy

June 12, 2020
Areas of study are greater efficiency in spending and public services, the tax-raising potential of the digital economy, and maximizing the benefits of remittances Using technology can help in major economic sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as remittances and public finances. As remittances decline, technology applied to international money transfers can generate efficiencies that help maximize the amount of money reaching recipients.
2020-06-12

IDB launches $4 Billion 0.625% 5-year Fixed Rate Global

June 09, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $4 billion 5-year global benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 0.625% and matures on July 15 2025. It was priced with a spread of 17 basis points over mid-swaps, which equates to 22.4 basis points over 0.250% UST due May 2025 and carries a semi-annual yield of 0.631%.
2020-06-09

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

IDB Launches Three-Tranche Uridashi Sustainable Development Bonds (SDB)

May 29, 2020
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced new 3-tranche Uridashi fixed-rate notes under its Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) focused on SDG#3 (Good Health and Well Being).
2020-05-29

IDB Launches Australian Dollar Sustainable Development Bond (SDB)

May 27, 2020
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new 10-year fixed rate Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) focused on SDG#3 (Good Health and Well Being) in Australian Dollar (AUD) valued in 350 million, equivalent to $226 million. Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd. is the sole investor of the bond with Wells Fargo Securities LLC being the arranger.
2020-05-27

IDB-AFD Strengthen Partnership in Times of COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

May 20, 2020
The IDB Group and Agence française de Développement (AFD) Group have virtually held their fourth Deep Dive Meeting on May 20, 2020, stressing not only the importance of strengthening  the partnership momentum, but also thinking ahead towards future strategic collaborations and co-financing operations in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  
2020-05-20