New Toolkit to Boost Value Added Taxes on E-commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean

June 23, 2021
The surge in e-commerce following the COVID-19 outbreak has emphasised the importance of applying Value Added Tax (VAT) effectively to digital trade.  A new toolkit released today offers timely and valuable assistance to tax authorities in the Latin America and the Caribbean region for the effective collection of VAT revenues from e-commerce activities.
2021-06-23

IDB Group holds forum on sustainable recovery in advance of UN conferences

June 23, 2021
Media Advisory • "One Region, One Commitment"virtual summit will bring together officials from the region to showcase progress in climate and biodiversity policies on the road to COP15 and COP26 • Innovative financial projects and mechanisms that are driving transformations towards net-zero-emission and resilient economies to be presented The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold the One Region, One Commitment
2021-06-23

13th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean, May 27th

May 26, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) hard. Confronted with high human and socioeconomic costs, governments have implemented targeted national responses to mitigate impacts and support the recovery. However, some responses, such as regarding vaccines, financing, and accelerating long-term, sustainable transformation, can only be brought about by greater international cooperation.
2021-05-26

Trinidad and Tobago to increase social support for vulnerable groups with IDB help

February 26, 2021
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Government of Trinidad and Tobago signed a loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank to fund a program for people most affected by the Covid-19 crisis in Trinidad and Tobago.   The US$24.5 million dollar will help ensure basic quality of life standards for vulnerable persons are maintained in the immediate period and during the economic recovery of Trinidad and Tobago. The program will finance two components:
2021-02-26

Branson, Mottley to Speak at IDB’s Inaugural Pivot Event

October 14, 2020
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Richard Branson and Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley are two of the high-profile speakers scheduled to open the inaugural Pivot Event organized by the Inter-American Development Bank and partners. The event which starts on October 15th, will be a virtual five-day gathering of pioneering thinkers in the Caribbean region. They are expected to harness big ideas into a manifesto for driving Caribbean transformation. 
2020-10-14

ALIDE will evaluate the response of Latin American Development Banks to COVID-19

October 05, 2020
IDB, BDMG AND IDFC IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALIDE WILL EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE IN MITIGATING THE PANDEMIC AND THE PATH TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN The ALIDE General Assembly will bring the Development Bank System of Latin America and the Caribbean to evaluate in a digital meeting the performance in mitigating the COVID-19 crisis and the path to economic recovery. High level representatives from the financial institutions will discuss the various experiences faced during the pandemic.
2020-10-05

IDB Invites Applications for 2020 President’s Awards Competition in T&T

September 25, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is inviting applications for its third annual President’s Awards for Service Excellence and Innovation in the Public Sector competition in Trinidad and Tobago under the patronage of President Paula-Mae Weekes. The purpose of the President’s Awards is to recognize transformational initiatives undertaken by public sector institutions across the country and to also give citizens the opportunity to honour them by choosing two people’s choice awardees.
2020-09-25

IDB Awards Claro Enterprise Solutions Wide Area Network Services Contract

June 23, 2020
Scope of global agreement includes infrastructure, customer care and lifecycle management, MPLS services and redundancy
2020-06-23

IDB Statement on the Purchase of Ventilators in Bolivia

May 18, 2020
Bolivia’s Ministry of Health, based on an analysis of immediate and necessary actions to address the coronavirus crisis, purchased 170 Spanish-made ventilators of the RESPIRA brand. The devices were considered appropriate to help meet the increase in demand for mechanical ventilation for COVID-19 patients in municipalities where intensive-care services are lacking, and to complement the resources available in tertiary hospitals.
2020-05-18

IDB launches 2020 call for proposals for regional projects in Latin America and Caribbean

February 11, 2020
Deadline for accepting proposals for Regional Public goods is April 15, 2020 On  February 14, 2020, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch the 2020 Call for Proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean, which supports projects involving three or more countries.
2020-02-11