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 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

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.

IDB approves green line for key financial institution in Brazil

January 28, 2014
Loans of up to $125 million to expand access to credit for green projects The IDB approved a Green Line Partnership with Banco Pine S.A. in Brazil to expand access to financing for environmentally sustainable projects, particularly biofuels and renewable energy projects. The IDB will provide an unsecured A/B loan of approximately $125 million to Banco Pine for working capital and long-term loans in these sectors, and to finance capital expenditures.

IDB and Brazilian Government host Conference on development impact of World Cups

September 16, 2011
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Brazilian Ministry of Sports have teamed up to organize a conference on how major sports events can leave a positive and lasting development impact.