Latin America and Caribbean: Tax revenue under threat amid deteriorating regional outlook

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.
2020-05-07

Business leaders unveil recommendations to face COVID-19

April 30, 2020
The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), a mechanism for advancing a public-private dialogue on public policies, today released a series of recommendations that seek to support the governments of the hemisphere in their health and economic response to the emergency of COVID-19. The 17 measures proposed by ABD can be found in the document Policy Recommendations on Addressing the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic and Mitigating Its Impacts.
2020-04-30

IDB disburses $25.3 million to support Ecuador’s COVID-19 response

April 16, 2020
Funds will increase capacity of national healthcare system, with focus on hard-hit Guayas province  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has disbursed approximately $25.3 million to the government of Ecuador to strengthen its healthcare services and help meet the medical needs of individuals affected by COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The funds will be used primarily to prepare intensive-care-unit beds in 28 hospitals and provide protective gear for medical staff in Guayas province.
2020-04-16

IDB launches its largest Sustainable Development Bond

April 21, 2020
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being. Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $4.25 billion 3-year sustainable development bond (“SDB”) global benchmark. 
2020-04-21

IDB report provides policy recommendations for Caribbean to better cope with coronavirus

April 15, 2020
The economic and financial implications of the coronavirus crisis on the Caribbean is the focus of the newly released Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The report assesses the economic impacts of the virus on key sectors including trade and tourism, reviews policies being undertaken by governments in the region, and provides recommendations on further efforts policymakers should take in order to mitigate the economic fallout of the crisis.
2020-04-15

IDB Launches Indonesian Rupiah Sustainable Development Bond (SDB)

April 13, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new 3-year fixed rate Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) focused on SDG#3 (Good Health and Well Being) with JP Morgan as sole arranger in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) valued in 55 billion, equivalent to $3.4 million.
2020-04-13

IDB report proposes economic policies to help countries overcome sharp contraction

April 09, 2020
The 2020 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report analyzes growth scenarios amid coronavirus pandemic Latin America and the Caribbean will see sharp growth reductions of between 1.8 percent and 5.5 percent of GDP in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09

IDB to finance regional projects to support coordinated COVID-19 response

April 02, 2020
New submission deadline is May 15, 2020
2020-04-02

IDB Launches $2 billion 0.875% 5-year Fixed Rate SDB Global Benchmark

March 30, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), today priced a new $2 billion 5-year sustainable development bond (SDB) global benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 0.875% and matures on April 3rd, 2025. It priced with a spread of 46.2 basis points over the 0.500% UST due March 31st, 2025, which represents a yield of 0.885% s.a.
2020-03-30

IDB Group announces priority support areas for countries affected by COVID-19

March 26, 2020
The Group will finance a response to the public health emergency; safety nets for vulnerable populations; economic productivity and employment; and fiscal policies to ameliorate economic impacts. The Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest have outlined their focus for deploying the financial and technical resources made available to borrowing member countries and companies to address the crisis created by COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
2020-03-26