IDB will reward innovative uses of digital tools in the face of COVID-19

September 01, 2020
Seventh edition of the Gobernarte award: subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean will be able to apply and send their proposals before November 1 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launches the seventh edition of the “Gobernarte: The Art of Good Government - Eduardo Campos Award” contest, which will reward the best innovative initiatives of subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2020-09-01

IDB supports Argentina's crisis response and strategic priorities management   

July 30, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan from the reorientation of its portfolio resources with Argentina to enhance the effectiveness, coordination and management of Strategic Government Programs, while focusing on response and recovery from the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The operation is part of a $1.8 billion support program that the IDB has earmarked for Argentina this year. 
2020-07-30

IDB-OAS: Efforts to improve cybersecurity in the Americas increase, but work is needed

July 28, 2020
Report highlights efforts made by governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to manage cyber risks to their critical infrastructure, and exposes the challenges remaining, particularly for building user trust in E-commerce services The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today launched the joint study “Cybersecurity: Risks, Progress, and the wa
2020-07-28

The IDB & The GovLab launch Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus

July 07, 2020
The Smarter Crowdsourcing initiative brings together a network of public leaders and global experts to address the challenges of managing a pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brooklyn, NY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, today launched “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus.” This rapid policy advising initiative convenes pu
2020-07-07

IDB approves plan to support sustainability and recovery of MSMEs in Argentina

June 23, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $500 million loan from a redirection of resources in its portfolio with Argentina to support the sustainability and recovery of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) that were hit by the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
2020-06-23

Costa Rica confronts pandemic and safeguards macroeconomic stability with IDB support

June 22, 2020
Costa Rica will receive a $250 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance its efforts to contain the COVID-19 sanitary crisis and mitigate its impacts on the economy. The budget-support, fast disbursement loan is in line with a rapid financial assistance (RFI) arrangement approved in April by the International Monetary Fund to help tackle the COVID-19 emergency and its effects on the country’s economy.
2020-06-22

IDB, everis NTT Data, and Microsoft provide governments digital solutions during COVID-19

June 15, 2020
Digi/Gob platform will support government continuity in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), everis NTT Data, and Microsoft have joined forces to provide governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with immediate digital solutions through the Digi/Gob platform, helping to ensure the continuity of administrative procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-15

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 Group announces priority support areas for countries affected by COVID-19

March 26, 2020
The Group will finance a response to the public health emergency; safety nets for vulnerable populations; economic productivity and employment; and fiscal policies to ameliorate economic impacts. The Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest have outlined their focus for deploying the financial and technical resources made available to borrowing member countries and companies to address the crisis created by COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
2020-03-26

IDB-OECD study calls for better governance, integrity in Latin America and Caribbean

March 18, 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) need to strengthen governance and integrity mechanisms to improve the quality and implementation of public policies, reduce corruption and increase public trust in government, according to the third edition of Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020.
2020-03-18