IDB study diagnoses investment promotion agencies in Latin America

October 25, 2019
Resources, presence overseas and the level of targeting of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) contribute considerably to attracting greater volumes of foreign direct investment and to bringing multinational companies to their respective countries, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank.

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

July 19, 2019
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

First quarter exports from Latin American and Caribbean fall: IDB report

June 18, 2019
The value of exports from Latin American and the Caribbean fell by 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. The decrease was caused by lower export volumes and falling commodity prices.

IDB launches Superheroes of Development contest to recognize executing agencies

March 04, 2019
In its second edition, the call for proposals will be open from March 4th to May 17th, 2019. The Superheroes of Development Award will recognize executing agencies of IDB-financed projects that have successfully addressed challenges during its implementation. The contest will identify eight finalists from across Latin America and the Caribbean who will travel to IDB’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present their solutions.

Latin American and Caribbean exports rise but at a slower rate

January 10, 2019
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).

Declining Export Competitiveness: Latin America Urgently Needs a Quality Leap

November 14, 2018
BUENOS AIRES—In the first quarter of 2018, the value of exports from Latin America and the Caribbean grew at a year-on-year rate of 9.7 percent in comparison with the same period in 2017, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). However, this growth has come amid signs that the region is becoming less competitive amid rising economic risks and global trade tensions.

Artificial intelligence to boost Latin American and Caribbean economies: IDB study

August 29, 2018
Study also urges governments to anticipate consequences of artificial intelligence in labor markets BUENOS AIRES – Artificial intelligence can facilitate trade negotiations and add one additional percentage point of growth to Latin American and the Caribbean economies, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

International BASE Forum conference to focus on the business potential of the low-income market in Mexico

June 03, 2015
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to bring together business leaders, financial institutions, investors and government officials during the BASE III International Forum from June 29 to July 1 in the Centro Banamex in Mexico City

Low-income housing market offers new business opportunities in Mexico

May 12, 2015
Growth of the housing market for low-income people in México will be a central theme during the BASE III Forum International, to be held in Mexico City June 29-July 1 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that the housing market for the base of the pyramid in México –those people whose income is below $10 a day– grew 25 percent between 2000 and 2010, reaching $40 billion annually. Mexicans spend more on housing (24 percent of their total spending) than on anything other than food.

IDB to support BOP families in the Dominican Republic with access to credit for home improvements

February 05, 2015
Loan of up to $5 million has mobilized an additional $5 million through a B-loan syndication The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of up to $5 million to Banco Multiple Ademi, a leading financial institution in the Dominican Republic with 60 percent of the microfinance market share, for on-lending to an estimated 5,000 Base of the Pyramid (BOP) families in need of home improvement financing.