Eric Parrado appointed as new chief economist for the IDB

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 16:01
The Inter-American Development Bank announced today that starting March 1 Eric Parrado Herrera will take over as the new chief economist and general manager of the IDB’s Research Department. A Chilean national, Parrado is Professor of Economics and Finance at the ESE Business School of Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, and visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the Central European University. 

Latin American and Caribbean exports rise but at a slower rate

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 12:13
Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean hit their highest level in six years thanks to a 9.9 percent increase in 2018, albeit amid growing downside risks in the future, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank. The region exported $1.08 trillion last year. While this is the highest level since record exports in 2012, the rise fell short of the 12.2 percent growth rate for 2017. The region’s performance also lagged a worldwide trade increase of 11.6 percent for the Jan-Sept period (compared to the same period the previous year).

Inter-American Development Bank approves loans for Bolivia and Honduras

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 15:12
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved today two operations for projects on water and sanitation in Bolivia and emergency health care in Honduras. The press releases issued with details on the projects, the amounts and payment terms, are as follows: 

Bolivia to enhance electricity infrastructure with IDB support

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 15:41
$78 million loan will also help reduce carbon emissions The loan will help Bolivia boost its power service coverage, improve its energy matrix’s sustainability, reduce carbon emissions, and contribute to the goal of ensuring universal access to electricity throughout the country.

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

IDB approves $51.6 million loan to boost electricity sector in Bolivia

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:38
The program is the first of two operations under the Programmatic Policy-Based Lending modality which will help improve the sustainability of the electricity sector in Bolivia The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $51.6 million loan for Bolivia which will strengthen sustainable development of the electricity sector, including the promotion of renewable energies such as geothermal, solar and wind power.

Better governance and greater integration to determine fate of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 03:00
New Atlantic Council report commissioned by IDB offers contrasting scenarios for crime, democracy, trade and economic growth The Atlantic Council today released "Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios," a report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that looks at how the region's countries could evolve over the next 14 years, underscoring how more integration and better governance hold the key to greater prosperity.

IDB finances program to reduce maternal and infant mortality and cervical-uterine cancer in Bolivia

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 03:00
The municipal health system in the city of El Alto and surrounding rural areas will offer improved services with better response capability  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $43 million loan for Bolivia to improve the public health system in the city of El Alto and surrounding rural areas. 

IDB loan set to improve health care for women and children in Bolivia

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 03:00
Bolivia will improve the health services offered to women, children and indigenous populations in El Alto and Potosí, thanks to a $35 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Bolivia will implement a model program for early childhood development

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 03:00
A $20 million IDB loan will promote cognitive development, socio-emotional and physical development of children under 4 years old Bolivia will implement a model program for early childhood development to improve access and quality of care for more than 25,000 children under 4 years old, with a $20 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).