IDB Annual Meeting concludes with countries vowing action on crisis

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 03:00
Governments approve kicking off process to review IDB capital levels. Seminars, dialogues, exhibitions and debates mark IDB’s 50-year anniversary.MEDELLÍN, Colombia – For nearly a week ending today, this picturesque and thriving city transformed itself into the economic epicenter of Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB to start reviews for capital increases, boosting financing in short-term

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 03:00
MEDELLÍN, Colombia – The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today instructed the Bank’s management to “start immediately” to review the need for an increase in its ordinary capital, which currently stands at $101 billion, and a replenishment of its concessional lending window, the Fund for Special Operations.

Prepared Statement by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors

Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 03:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2009                  CONTACT: Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 Medellin, Colombia -- President Moreno, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be able to join you today.  I would like to thank the Government of Colombia for hosting this important meeting in this historic city of Medellin.  We meet at a critical time, for this hemisphere, for the global economy, and for the Inter-American Development Bank. 

Agenda highlights – March 27

Friday, March 27, 2009 - 03:00
On the third day of activities in Medellín in conjunction with the IDB-IIC Annual Meetings, a series of seminars, loan signing ceremonies and the inauguration of Expodesarrollo 2009 will take place at the Plaza Mayor Convention Center.9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

IDB holds 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Medellin, Colombia, March 27-31

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 03:00
Finance ministers, central bankers and high ranking officials from the 48 member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank will hold the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB Group in Medellin, Colombia, March 27-31. The event, the main forum for discussion of political, economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean, attracts thousands of participants, including bankers, business leaders, academics, civil society representatives and journalists every year.

China joins IDB in ceremony at Bank headquarters

Monday, January 12, 2009 - 03:00
China formally joined the Inter-American Development Bank in a signing and flag placement ceremony held on Monday at the IDB’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The Asian giant became the Bank’s 48th member nation, contributing $350 million to various programs.

IDB invites the media to register for the 50th IDB Annual Meeting and the 24th IIC Annual Meeting in Medellin, Colombia March 27-31

Friday, January 9, 2009 - 03:00
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the 24th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation will be held in Medellín, Colombia, from March 27-31, 2009, to examine economic issues in the region. The Boards of Governors are the highest authorities of the IDB and the IIC. Their members are finance or economic affairs ministers, presidents of central banks or other high-ranking officials from the organizations’ member countries, including for the first time China.

IDB Boosts 2008 Approvals in Effort to Ease Impact of Financial Crisis

Monday, December 29, 2008 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank Group increased loan, credit guarantee and grant approvals by about a quarter to a record $12.2 billion in 2008, in an effort to help Latin America and the Caribbean weather the global financial crisis. “IDB is striving to assist the region in these difficult times,” said IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno. “We are working with our member countries to defend the progress they made in recent years in the fight against poverty.”

Colombia prepares to host more than 4,000 attendees at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors

Friday, December 5, 2008 - 03:00
Medellín, December 5, 2009  – Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Finance Minister Oscar Iván Zuluaga and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno today signed a memorandum of understanding for Colombia to be the host country for the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Board of Governors. “With our entrepreneurial talent, commitment to security and unquestionable love for the country, we invite you to come witness our ongoing efforts to make our nation more prosperous,” said Uribe.  

IDB to Unveil Study on Quality of Life in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will present an in-depth report into life satisfaction in Latin America and the Caribbean, which uses data from the Gallup World Poll and information commissioned by the Bank to complement the survey. The study is the latest edition of the Development in the Americas series, the IDB’s flagship publication.