July 09, 2020
Honduras will ensure the sustainability of its public finances, increase social spending on the COVID-19 crisis and protect its monetary and financial stability with a $76.2 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The budgetary support loan will help finance efforts to contain the pandemic, mitigate its effect on poor households, and promote counter-cyclical policies that will ease the crisis' short-term effect on the economy.
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
June 22, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $400 million operation to help finance Panama’s efforts to contain the sanitary crisis, mitigate its impact on vulnerable households, and promote policies to reduce the pandemic’s short-term effects on the economy.
June 12, 2020
Study shows that 8 million people over age 60 in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on long-term care.
“Age with Care” provides recommendations for building strong long-term care systems.
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.
June 09, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is expanding the risks covered under the Contingent Credit Facility for Natural Disaster Emergencies (CCF) to include public health risks and COVID-19.
June 02, 2020
IDB loan of $150 million will benefit micro, small and medium-sized companies in the agricultural sector, as well as other sectors relevant to the country's economy
Panama will expand access to productive financing for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in light of the COVID-19 crisis with a loan of $150 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the first tranche of a loan for a significant total of $300 million.
May 26, 2020
IDB pledges the availability of US$85 million in grants and expects to leverage US$1.1 billion in investment loans from 2020 and beyond
The Inter-American Development Bank announced today that it has renewed its commitment to support Latin American and Caribbean migrants and their host communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 15, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$750,000 (TT$5.1 million) grant to support the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in the coordination of the regional health response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The grant is being financed by the IDB Japan Special Fund which was first established in 1988 by the Government of Japan to foster social and economic growth throughout the IDB’s borrowing member countries.
May 07, 2020
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increased to 23.1% of GDP on average in 2018, according to the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Latin America in the Caribbean published today. However, these gains are now under threat as a result of the region’s deteriorating fiscal outlook, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis.