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

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

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 launches 2017 Call for Proposals to promote Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 24, 2017
The deadline for accepting proposals is April 26th, 2017 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2017 Call for Proposals of the Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects aimed at resolving shared challenges and seizing opportunities for development through regional cooperation among at least three countries. Since 2004, the RPG Initiative has financed 140 projects, investing a total of more than US$103 million.

Emsula launches innovative solar power project financed by the IDB

March 25, 2015
Event inaugurated by the President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández On March 20, Embotelladora de Sula S.A. (Emsula) of the Corinsa Group inaugurated the largest photovoltaic rooftop solar system in Latin America in its facilities, located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.This project was financed with support from the IDB and will contribute 3MW to a facility that bottles soft drinks, juices and purified water for various companies, including Pepsi, Gatorade and Lipton Tea.

Central America's integration is in full swing

July 21, 2010
In late July, the first substation of the Central American Electrical Interconnection System (SIEPAC) is opening in Costa Rica. A week later, the substation in Panama will be ready to operate. Towers, lines and cables are already in place, so the southern section of the nascent Central American electricity market will soon be a reality. PAC53 - Road from La Chorrera to Arraijan, in Panama.

The IDB, a partner of Colombia in development

March 17, 2009
Since the mid-1990s the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been the leading source of multilateral financing for Colombia. Over the last 50 years, the IDB has approved more than US$14.8 billion in loans and non-refundable technical cooperation projects for Colombia. Throughout its history, the IDB has supported the Colombian government and private sector in key development areas such as infrastructure, state modernization and reform, small and medium enterprise, agriculture, energy, climate change and environmental protection.

IDB and Italian Trust Fund will launch call for innovative projects in Latin America, Caribbeanduring IDB-IIC Annual Meeting of Boards of Governors

April 04, 2008
MIAMI – On April 5 at 12:15 p.m. at its Annual Meeting, the Inter-American Development Bank will launch a grant program entitled “Innovation for Inclusive Development“ to improve the quality of life of the poor and excluded in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Room C-228, from 12:15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m.

Youth get training to change course of life

December 12, 2006
Jose Luis Pereira, 26 years old, is the older of six siblings who live in Carabayllo, a suburb of recent expansion and one of the poorest districts of the Peruvian capital. About 150,000 people live there in poverty amidst a lack good employment opportunities.

Enhancing technological innovation in Brazil

July 21, 2006
In his bestselling book on globalization, The World is Flat, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman stresses the importance of increasing investment in technological innovation in the United States and stimulating greater interest among American students in pursuing advanced degrees in math and science to contribute to the technological advances needed to stay ahead in today’s globalized world.