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

Businesspeople to participate in a virtual forum on digital services outsourcing

July 09, 2020
Around 2,000 businesspeople of the global services sector from more than 50 countries will be taking part from July 13 to 22 in Outsource2LAC Virtual Week 2020, the main digital services outsourcing event in Latin America and the Caribbean. The forum aims to drive the growth of companies that provide global digital services, or knowledge-based services, in response to the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 crisis. In its eighth edition, this is the first time that the Outsource2LAC forum is held online.
2020-07-09

IDB report urges new social compact to spur growth, tackle pandemic and inequity

July 07, 2020
Careful sequencing of fiscal policies is key to growing sustainably and equitably after the pandemic Latin America and the Caribbean needs a new social compact of economic policies to ensure more inclusive growth following the pandemic, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-07-07

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 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 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 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

COVID-19 exacerbates drop in exports from Latin America

June 03, 2020
The drop in the value of the region's exports is estimated to be around 30 percent year-on-year in April The value of exports from Latin America contracted by 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank that analyzes the trade performance of 15 countries in the region.
2020-06-03

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