Lowering fiscal and external vulnerability the key to promoting growth in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 03:00
Regional IDB Governors meet in Washington to analyze economic prospects for 2017 The modest recovery in the United States and continuing favorable financial conditions in 2017 will also represent sources of economic stimulus throughout the year for the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic, which will translate into growth of around 3.9 percent in 2017. Internal financial and monetary reforms should ensure price stability and the health of the banking system.

Who are the region’s high-growth women entrepreneurs and what motivates them?

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 03:00
A new study analyzes their characteristics and challenges The new study “WEGrow: Unlocking the Growth Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean,” finds that these entrepreneurs are opportunity-driven rather than necessity-driven, and that they mention economic independence, passion and creating jobs as their main reasons for launching their business ventures.

IDB loan for $167 million to finance new and better schools in Costa Rica

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 03:00
Costa Rica will improve the physical conditions of educational infrastructure, the learning environment, and the efficieny in elmentary and secondary schools with a $167 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB to help finance student loans in six Latin American countries

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 03:00
IDB loan to Higher Education Finance Fund will pave the way for increased student loans in Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help expand the access to higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing a $10 million loan to the Higher Education Finance Fund, L.P. (HEFF), a regional debt fund that seeks to offer student loans through local microfinance organizations.

IDB’s Moreno signs projects to increase microfinance services in rural areas in Central America

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 03:00
Six MIF projects signed during Foromic will enhance access to micro credit, promote enterprise development and foster innovation in financial services SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the IDB Group, signed contracts to invest nearly $7 million in three projects to increase and improve the offering of microfinance services to microentrepreneurs and small farmers in rural areas in Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
Report evaluates Bank’s efforts in measuring its development impact in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made strides to boost transparency, accountability and enhance the development impact of its investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the new edition of the IDB’s 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview.

IDB President to visit Costa Rica, Panama, and Honduras

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 15:42
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, will visit Costa Rica, Panama, and Honduras March 1-4 to move forward to discuss the development agenda of the Central American countries.

Agricultural revenues, employment in Latin American tropical areas likely to decline with deforestation ban

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:16
Farmers in Latin America and Caribbean will see billions in lost revenue over the next two decades if a complete ban on deforestation is put in place, highlighting the need for compensatory actions to alleviate poverty in affected rural areas, according to new pilot study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The study also found that a deforestation ban would have a negligible impact on food prices.

IDB to lead regional effort in establishing indicators of child development

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announces the launch of the “Regional Project on Child Development Indicators” project. The objective of the project is to produce, for the first time, statistical data on child development outcomes for children aged 24 to 59 months in Latin America and the Caribbean. Today, there are no comparable indicators for the region.