Fiscal policies against climate change can help create 15 million jobs

July 12, 2021
Finance and planning ministries play a central role in promoting fiscal policies that generate more and better jobs with the transition to green economies Adequate fiscal planning would help the decarbonization of the region's economies create 15 million net new jobs by 2030 A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study, “
2021-07-12

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

Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean rose modestly before COVID-19 crisis

April 22, 2021
Tax revenues rose moderately across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2019 before declining sharply in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drove down global economic activity, according to new analysis released today.
2021-04-22

IDB & Healthcare Israel Bring Digital Health Solutions to Latin America and the Caribbean

March 26, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed an agreement with Healthcare Israel to provide Digital Health expertise, training and solutions to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. In partnership with local health organizations, and in agreement with IDB, Healthcare Israel will provide:
2021-03-26

IDB Group and Japan Expand Partnership to Support Recovery in Latin America and Caribbean

March 23, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has expanded its longstanding partnership with the Government of Japan through a partnership amendment signed with the Japanese Ministry of Finance (MOF) and a new Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The signings reflect reinvigorated commitment from Japan and the IDB Group to cooperate in pursuit of social and economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
2021-03-23

IDB addresses how to use public policy to mitigate social risk brought on by the pandemic

March 23, 2021
The annual report on Central America, Haiti, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic offers proposals on how to prevent inequality and social discontent in the region from rising. The COVID-19 crisis could erase social progress achieved in Central America, specifically in reduction of poverty and inequality, and also have a disproportionate effect on people who are the most vulnerable.
2021-03-23

IDB and IDB Invest Gain Board Support on Vision 2025 and Path Toward Capitalization

March 21, 2021
IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone details “Vision 2025,” as Bank’s agenda focuses on recovery and sustainable growth for region at first Annual Meeting in two years.  Board of Governors approves resolution on recapitalization discussions, supports “Vision 2025.” BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – The Inter-American Development Bank's Board of Governors approved a resolution authorizing the analytic work required to consider a potential capital increase, and overwhelmingly supported the IDB’s “Vision 2025” agenda for recovery and sustainable economi
2021-03-21

IDB and partners launch program to empower women in trade and global value chains

March 18, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with private-sector leaders, today launched "Women Growing Together in the Americas", a program to encourage women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean to integrate their businesses into foreign trade and regional value chains.
2021-03-18

Inclusion and technology will be key to improving social services, IDB stresses

March 17, 2021
At the event "Lessons for after the pandemic: Rebuilding in an inclusive way", international experts talked about the opportunities to reduce inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, redesigning social services to improve their quality and effectiveness. BARRANQUILLA, Colombia - Will the world change or not after the pandemic?
2021-03-17

IDB and The GovLab Partner to Bring Innovation to the Fight Against COVID-19

March 16, 2021
To address the pressing need for more effective strategies for managing the current COVID-19 and other future pandemics, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and The GovLab at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, partnered to conduct an innovative rapid policy advising initiative, “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus”.  From July to November 2020, the joint team worked with six partner governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to identify, define, contextualize, and priori
2021-03-16