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).

Paraguay to finance construction and access to housing with IDB support

December 07, 2016
Plan will broaden housing loans for the emerging middle class and finance developers of multi-family projects Paraguay will facilitate financing for construction and access to housing with the help of a $30 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Better management of tight budgets could help Latin American and Caribbean governments to raise living standards - OECD/IDB

December 06, 2016
SANTIAGO, Chile – Governments in Latin America will need to improve public sector management and capacity – including budget allocation – to compensate for the pressure on public finances from sliding commodity prices, according to a new report by the OECD and Inter-American Development Bank covering more than 15 countries in the region.

The trade slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean is more intense than in the rest of the world

November 17, 2016
South American and Caribbean countries were the most affected. Following two years in a downward trajectory, the value of Latin American exports fell 14.8 percent in 2015, and 8.5 percent in the first seven months of 2016, according to the Trade and Integration Monitor 2016 of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Finance ministers discuss deeper regional integration to stimulate growth and development in LAC

October 05, 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean is urged to implement a bold integration agenda Finance ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, and the heads of the Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Treasury met today at the IDB to discuss policy options for relaunching regional integration to stimulate growth and contribute to long-term development in the region.

Chile to improve and increase productive financing for MSMEs with IDB help

May 11, 2016
The Economic Development Agency will channel funds through non-banking financial intermediaries The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $120 million loan to help Chile improve and increase its supply of productive financing instruments for Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). The lending is part of a package of measures recently announced by the Finance and Economy ministries aimed at boosting firm productivity.  

IDB backs program to give SMEs in Paraguay greater access to credit

November 26, 2014
Loan of $30 million will help improve business skills and boost the country's productivity The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan for a program to help boost productivity in Paraguay, by giving small- and medium-sized companies greater access to credit over the medium and long term, and to improve their business skills.

Remittance Flows Up in Central America and Caribbean, Down in Mexico and South America

June 10, 2014
MIF study outlines 2013 trends, continued importance of flows for the Region In 2013, remittances to Central America and the Caribbean increased over the previous year while remittance flows to South America and Mexico declined, resulting in flat growth for the region as a whole, according to a new report from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group.

Paraguayan bank to boost housing and small business loans with IDB support

October 14, 2011
Loan for $5.72 million will help modernize and improve BNF’s operations The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $5.72 million loan to support the modernization and institutional strengthening of Paraguay’s Banco Nacional de Fomento (BNF). The resources will enable the state-owned bank to boost its lending to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and expand access to housing for low-income people.

MIF invests $5 million in Chilean renewable energy fund

September 06, 2011
Equity investment seeks to spark a new development model for the local venture capital industry around renewable energy The Multilateral Investment fund (MIF), of the IDB Group, will provide equity investment of up to $5 million in the Chilean Renovarum Renewable Energy Fund, a project that seeks to create a new development model for the local venture capital industry around low-carbon and climate-friendly technologies.